|In 2017, we are Keeping the Dream
Alive and celebrating 30 years of Beauty and the Beast fandom with our
convention in San Diego, California! Any and all new creations are
welcomed for the 2017 conzine. Stories, poems, art, filks, essays – we
want whatever your muse sends your way!
The conzine for
the 2017 con will be a traditional printed zine. Those who prefer a
digital zine may purchase one of those instead. Over the years,
conzines have attracted the most talented creators of stories, poetry,
essays, and art. But it can't happen without all of you, so please put
on your thinking caps and contribute. We look forward to seeing what
you come up with! The guidelines for the 2017 conzine are as follows:
Deadline for all contributions is April 1, 2017.
relating to all seasons will be considered. Stories/poetry relating to
the 3rd season will be identified as such at the beginning of the piece.
of all ratings will be considered; G through well-written R.
Stories/poetry of an R rating will be identified as such at the
beginning of the piece.
To give all authors a chance to
have their work in the conzine, no more than six submissions per author
will be accepted. There are no limits on the amount of art.
All submissions must be original, having never before been posted online or published elsewhere.
content must be the submitter’s own words, with anything taken from
another source (e.g, poetry, song lyrics, etc.) clearly identified and
All stories must be finished. Unfinished stories will not be accepted.
must be sent in .doc, .docx, or .odt format. Please do not send .pdf
files. Please use single spacing with breaks between the paragraphs,
and do understand that some fancy fonts may not be possible to
reproduce if the zine editors don’t have access to those fonts.
you plan to use footnotes, please do not insert them into the body of
your story. Simply note it with a superscript number (which can be done
by highlighting the number and under Font, select the superscript
checkbox) because otherwise one story’s footnotes can interfere with
those in subsequent stories. Any questions on this, please ask.
can be inserted into your files, but please send the images along as a
separate file as well as a separate document.
If you use a pen name, please include a note to that effect.
to the expense of printing costs, we strongly suggest a page limit of
40-50 single-sided pages. There is no minimum page limit.
All contributions may only be submitted once. All subsequent submissions for the same piece will be disregarded.
will be edited for grammar and punctuation without notifying the
author. No editing for content will be done without first requesting
permission from the author.
Stories and poetry should be
sent to Laura Goist at firstname.lastname@example.org. Artwork files should
be sent to Sandy Tew at email@example.com. Originals can be sent to Sandy
Tew at 8363 Mix Ave, Magna UT 84044.
Contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org or Krista Rainey at email@example.com with any questions.