Conzine Guidelines

Any and all new creations are welcomed for the 2020 conzine. Stories, poems, art, essays – we want whatever your muse sends your way! 

The conzine for the 2020 con will be a traditional printed zine. 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 on and contribute. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

The guidelines for the 2020 conzine are as follows:

  • Deadline for all contributions is April 1, 2020.

  • Contributions 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.

  • Contributions 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 been posted online or published elsewhere.

  • All content must be the submitter’s own words/ work, with anything taken from another source (e.g, poetry, song lyrics, etc) clearly identified and credited.

  • All stories must be finished. Unfinished stories will not be accepted.

  • Documents must be sent in .doc, .docx, or .odt format. Please do not send .pdf files.

  • If you use a pen name, please include a note to that effect.

  • Due 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.

  • Stories 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, poetry & artwork files should be sent to Laura Goist at

  • Contact Laura at

Kind regards from your con chair person!