Call for StrangeThings? Zine Submissions

What is ‘StrangeThigs? Zine’?

Formed in 2017, strange things? Collective is our arty Sunderland-based project that encourages the use of creativity as a self care tool. Over recent years, we have produced a few collections of work, such as Closure, Loneliness and Progress (which you can now flick through on issuu here, or purchase here on our store).

When we started strange things? Collective we wanted to be as engaging as we could with our content, because we think the personal nature of zines is what makes them so special.

We’ve always been about amplifying young people’s voices and giving them an outlet to be creative, and using our skills as self care tools is fundamental to what we do. strange things? Collective is still working to serve the young people in our area, run workshops and be an advocate for our community in Sunderland.

Call for Submissions Summer 2023

We’re currently looking for 11-25 year olds to explore the impact of religious belief and/or spirituality on your wellbeing. We’d love to hear responses from young people of all faiths, and those of none, from photography to poetry, testimonies and self-reflection, non-fiction, artwork or anything else.

To help you brainstorm, here are a few points to explore:

  • Prayer/meditation
  • Life after death
  • Suffering and hardship
  • Identity
  • Religious communities

But please don’t let this restrain you, feel free to write on any relevant topics! Please send your submissions to: before 12th September 2023.

Keep an eye on our social media for more ideas and ways to get involved!

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