Reading Period: May 10 – September 10 and October 10 – February 10
Love Me, Love My Belly is a body image zine seeking submissions primarily of creative nonfiction (personal and lyric essays included) and poetry (prose & free verse, lyric or narrative, though we lean slightly toward lyric in taste.)
Love Me, Love My Belly (LMLMB) is an annual print zine dedicated to the acceptance of self and imperfection as beauty. It’s about the space between us, our differences, our scars, our wobbly bits, and our power as it relates to the bodies we live in. We consider art both visual and verbal, that venerates the body in every shape and size, age, ability, and identity. Potential ranges from doodles to photographs, poems to letters, essays, and pretty much everything in between. Though the zine is primarily a work of creative nonfiction or poetry, about personal experience of living inside the human body, fiction is considered.
We're currently reading for our second issue. Our first can be found on our website: lovemelovemybelly.wordpress.co…. The first issue includes 6 essays, 6 poems, and art by 2 artists. We'd love to see more and have a special interest in including a few bits of sequential art or comics.
Payment is in one handbound copy of the issue in which your work appears. Full guidelines can be found here: lovemelovemybelly.wordpress.co…
We read via Submittable. belly.submittable.com/submit
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