The Catalyst: Zine Edition

Interested in contributing to this Catalyst: Zine Edition? Fantastic!

What is a Zine:

You might be wondering what is a zine? A zine is usually a non – commercial, non professional publication, kind of like a magazine but with a twist. The main difference between a magazine and a zine is that zines are not out there to make a profit but, rather, to add other, often unheard voices into the mix. The Art Gallery of Ontario offers a more comprehensive exploration of Zines on their website.

Upcoming Zine Workshops:

Are you interested in working on your submission in a supportive and guided environment? This will be an opportunity to participate in guided creative writing such as op-eds, poetry, free writing and crafting.

Join us for our Zine-making workshops on May 29 between 11:30 and 1:30 (note that CUPE  2424 members are only permitted a one-hour lunch break, register on our Eventbrite page) or May 29 from 4:30 – to 7:00 pm (register on our Eventbrite page).

Submission Information:

We are currently accepting submissions! This Zine will be about current financial challenges and possibilities for better financial futures. Contributing to this Zine is an opportunity to:

  • Show solidarity through our shared experiences
  • Participate in a creative outlet for your lived experience
  • Build community
  • Communicate our struggles and hopes within and beyond Carleton

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024

Please use the form below for your submissions. Submissions will be included in the Zine anonymously, unless requested otherwise. Please include all submissions in a single file.

If you wish to contribute a hard copy instead of a digital file, please bring it to the CUPE 2424 office (510 Nideyinàn).

Using the media of your choice (for example, op/ed, personal essays, pictures, comics, collages, photography, doodles, typography, poetry, audio, and other art), explore your experiences and/or feelings with these topics:

  • Financial Challenges or Hardship
  • Bill 124 – 1% wage increase limit from 2020-2023
  • Fair Wages
  • Imagining future possibilities

Community Guidelines: Contributors must consider preventing and reducing harm, particularly for groups who experience marginalization. Oppressive content will not be included in the Zine as it is harmful and prevents us from working together to strengthen our union.

We encourage people of all diverse experiences, abilities and communities to submit their work. Your voice is important, and we want to amplify it.