Collective & Submissions

THE COLLECTIVE

Malaise HQ is a garage in Stones Corner and a youth arts space called Visible Ink in Fortitude Valley where we print. We’re made up of local and regionally based skaters and punks who produce creative work and contribute regular submissions to the zine.

We’re always looking for more regular contributors so send an expression of interest and links to your work, if any, to observeskateboarding@gmail.com!

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GENERAL SUBMISSION!

If you just want to get something rad into the zine, please follow these steps:

  1. Send your writing, photos, comics or illustration concepts to us at observeskateboarding@gmail.com or use the form below.
    We won’t accept submissions that have been published elsewhere before Malaise unless published independently.

  2. We’ll get back to you ASAP to say hi and let you know if we want to run your contribution! If the month’s issue has no space left, approved work will run in the next available or pertinent issue.
  3. All contributors send their final drafts .doc or large 300dpi .jpeg of your photos or art, and any supplementary images or links back to us by the 20th of the month for inclusion in the following month’s issue.

DETAILS

Your work is your work. You retain the right to deny any changes to that work during the editorial stage where we’ll just iron out the creases in syntax, grammar and spelling, if any.

We do accept writing submissions in all languages; international submissions welcome!

The editorial process will never fundamentally alter your work. We’ll email you an agreement that lets you reserve the right to refuse publication if we alter your contribution in a way that you’re unhappy with at any time.

We reserve the right to reject any work sent to us at the initial submission stage, especially works that are discriminatory towards marginalised groups or individuals. Think of how ya mums would feel.

Print runs are 500~ copies per issue, personally distributed to skate shops and artist’s spaces around Australia by members of the collective. We care about the readership because we are the readership and only distribute to places we know the zine is going to get picked up; your work is guaranteed to end up in interested hands, not flapping in the wind outside a café next to scenestr and the music for weeks.

Lastly, we ask that you wait around 30 days (until the next issue) before publishing your work elsewhere; unless it’s for personal publication or promotion of it being in Malaise. We’re small-time so this stops the zine from getting overshadowed by larger platforms.

Please note: Full-colour submissions are accepted but the zine is currently printed in BLACK AND WHITE, any colour will appear in gray-scale.


 

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