love your rebellion zine

Submit to LYR Issue #18

Creature Feature

Love Your Rebellion is accepting art and writing submissions with the theme "Creature Feature" for Issue #18 from Aug. 15th – Oct. 15th, 2022.

Everyone is their own antagonist, and everyone has a story in which they are the villain. From August 15th to October 15th, Love Your Rebellion, Issue 18: Creature Feature invites artists and writers to submit work that investigates the so-called evil that lurks inside, greeting it with compassion and understanding rather than judgment and fear. Submissions by people from marginalized groups are encouraged. Read the guidelines and submit your work below.


Since 2020, LYR donates 500 copies of the LYR Zine annually to Abuse Counseling and Treatment for use with their clients in one-on-one sessions, group counseling, and at their Rape Crisis Center in Lee County, FL. ACT is a nonprofit that provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. LYR is proud to support their work by supplying therapeutic arts activities!

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Meet LYR's LMFT consultant,
Rebecca Martinez-Thomas

Rebecca is the owner of Alchemy Arts Therapy in San Francisco, CA. She is a trauma-informed, culturally humble, creative arts therapist with a background in Drama Therapy.

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Submission Guidelines —

The Love Your Rebellion zine seeks poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from diverse authors and artists. The LYR zine helps fulfill our nonprofit mission to empower marginalized groups through the arts. All submissions must fit the theme.

Please read the Love Your Rebellion zine submission guidelines completely before submitting your work for consideration.

Accepted Submission Types
  • Poetry – 1 page per piece, max
  • Fiction – 500 words, max
  • Flash Fiction – 500 words, max
  • Memoir – 500 words, max
  • Comics – No more than 4 frames
  • Photography – 2 photos, max
  • Visual Art – 2 pieces, max
Specifications for Writing Submissions
  • Attach .doc or .docx only
  • Prose: 1.5 space.
  • Poetry: single space.
  • Title: Place on page where the text begins.
  • Text Format: Times New Roman, 12-point font, standard one-inch margins.
  • No page numbers and name anywhere on the page (submit this info on the form).
Specifications for Art Submissions
  • Attach .jpeg only
  • 300 DPI minimum
  • 1mb minimum; 3 mb maximum

Ad Spots —

Purchase an ad in the next Love Your Rebellion zine! Businesses interested in supporting our mission to empower marginalized groups through the arts are invited to take out a 1/4 page, 1/2 page, or full page ad in the LYR zine. Zines are printed biannually at 500 copies each (1k total copies annually). Ad spots are paid for per issue.

The LYR zine is sold in several Florida magazine markets, including Orlando, Fort Myers, and the Tampa / St. Pete area. Plus, LYR is available in Phoenix at Wasted Ink Distro and Kansas City at Neither/Nor Distro. Each zine is a full color, high quality 11×17 spread, featuring art, writing, and activities. Ad sales go toward funding the printing, production, and distribution of the LYR zine.


  • 1/4 page – 4.25″w x 5.5″t – $50
  • 1/2 page – 8.5″w x 5.5″t – $75
  • Full page – 8.5″w x 11″t – $125

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Special Thanks to our Patreon Members!

Chyrino Patane, Arlene Feddo, Amber Crooks, Chris Conlin, Judith Morrison, Jennifer Lumbley, Kyle Southern