Happy New Year! We hope you all managed to have a restful festive period and have had a good start to 2022. We took a little break over the last couple of months, and can't wait to get back into it. So here's your first round up of the year - you might have to act fast on a couple of them.
We're once again on the lookout for more additions to the MHZL catalogue. You can view the current collection on this website by going to our library catalogue page, where you can also find more info on how to submit your own.
One of our favourites - the magazine for working class writing Lumpen are looking for submissions for their tenth issue, on the theme of Desire & Joy. The deadline is very soon on February 5th, so get in there quick.
It's that time of the year again, the Northern Writers Awards are open! There are categories for all kinds of writing and more information on their website. The awards close to applications on February 17th.
Another one from New Writing North - they're hosting an Open Newsroom Workshop with gal-dem on February 16th! Free to 18-25 year olds who would like writing inspiration, and to learn what editors look for in stories.
In or around Newcastle at the weekend? Its All Goods 4 is a two day event across February 4th & 5th, with live music, art and DIY stalls, featuring some great artists and zine makers. More info over here on Instagram!
Another great event happening this weekend, but for those a bit further away - Brixton Library are hosting an LGBTQ+ zine faire and it looks amazing.
The wonderful folk over at PopRecs have released a few new great bits of merch over on their website, with 10% of each sale going to Wearside Women in Need.
Local LGBTQI+ youth group Rainbow Renegades are putting together an art exhibit on Loneliness, and you can find out how to get involved here!
The Cultural Spring are looking to support amateur/community arts, cultural or creative groups based in South Tyneside or Sunderland, as part of the Your Art Community Commissions. Fill in the short expression of interest form by February 7th.
We absolutely love this - ZC Mag over on Twitter have put together an online zine idea generator! Brb off to go make a single page zine that creates gods from dumpster diving.
A couple of months ago we shared the call for submissions for the Nerd Zine by Coin-Operated Press, and now they have put out a vlog going through the making of it! Check it out on YouTube here.
As always, if you have anything you want us to feature in next months round-up, drop us a message on Twitter!