A coping mechanism for our poor mental health that we use at Coin-Operated Press is to step outside at least once a day. We give ourselves a task on this small outdoor adventure to take photographs of a different thing each time, and if we can manage it, walking further and further away from our doorsteps each time. It is a small step, but just getting dressed to go outside and breathing the fresh air is sometimes enough to give us a little bit of the clarity we need to continue on with our days.
With this in mind, we would love for you to join us on one of our depression walks and submit your art and writing to our zine all about mental health. You can tell us about your experiences, share with us your own coping mechanisms, capture your feelings in pictures or words, tell us about your struggles and wins with seeking out help, share your thoughts about the state of mental health support in the countries that you live in, and anything else that fits with the theme of mental health that you think would fit perfectly into a zine.
We are looking for: articles, illustrations, short stories, zine excerpts, photography, poetry, artwork of any medium, posters, flyers, short essays, recipes, comic-strips, reviews, collage, and anything else you can put your imagination to.
The finished zine will be A5 in size and printed in full colour.
Send us your submissions by filling in this Google form.
Emailed submissions will not be accepted.
The deadline is midnight BST on Friday 28th January 2022.
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