"Near Window is a zine about having a view out/in through a window. I wanted to make something that was a space for softness, for emotional vulnerability, for weirdness, and openness. Near Window is about opening up, and about getting a different perspective."
Vibe: Send us your best but less intimidating
Response time:
2 weeks
Payment:
No
Simultaneous submissions:
Yes
Previously published:
No
Submission fee:
Free
Expedited submissions:
No
Available in print:
Yes
Examples online:
Yes

Important stuff

Fast response
Nice concept
Make you feel at home: cozy, meme-friendly, a sense of community, all that stuff
Active on social media
Available both in print and online
Suggest places that might be the right fit: "If I don’t think it’s right for us, or quite right for the theme but I still like the work you do I’ll either suggest another publication that I think you’re an ace match for, or I’ll ask if you’ve anything else that might fit a little better in the theme."
Promote writers even after publication - hype hype hype
Digital issues are not convenient to read on mobile - just a little downside in the reading experience area
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Genres

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Fiction

Max words: 1000
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Nonfiction

Max words: 1000
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Poetry

No specific limitations
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Art

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Photography

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Anything

No specific limitations

Examples

'Adam Driver and other obsessions' by Bridie Donaghy

(excerpt)
I have become obsessed with Adam Driver. I don't know if it's my age or the isolation or what, but I am obsessed. If you go into the search part of my Instagram, it is literally all Adam Driver based content; 'Adam Driver as Kylo Ren', 'Adam Driver SNL', 'Adam Driver topless holding a mountain goat around his neck'. The algorithms are making it worse. They're putting every single bit of Adam Driver content that there is in the world in front of me all the time. Feeding my obsession. I consume it like buscuits or pringles or cigarettes.
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'Large Window' by Joseph Lewis

(excerpt)
Where I sit the windows are large, I find comfort in them. I feel blessed to sit here, at my parents' home, a familiar place in an unfamiliar moment. I daydream about projects I could be working on, encounters I could be having, none of these thoughts different from any normal daydream of mine. The question arises: how often am I daydreaming from windows while not confined to them? At this moment, I cannot remember a time I didn't gaze from a window for some time of my day.
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'YES THE QUARANTINE IS GOING FINE IN FACT I DON'T CARE IF I NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE AGAIN...' by Shawn Berman

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it is day whatever of a government-mandated quarantine and now everyone wants to know what introverts like me do for fun like i would ever tell people my secrets that easily like i would ever spill the beans and divulge to strangers that the key to inner happiness is hunkering down and hosting an invite-only zoom conference (with the cameras turned off)
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'Goodbye, Frenetikov' by Robert Scott

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I should feel happier. The days of rain have ended. There is sunlight. There is also the wonderful aroma of freshly brewed sulawesi toraja coffee. Beetroot-coloured, buttery-like triangularis leaves flutter about my ears. Piped trip-hop evokes idyllic beach scenes with the promise of wild parties later on. The conceptual artwork is indescribable, as it should be. Best of all, I can twirl in my perfectly padded, deluxe ergonomic chair as much as I want. And no one can stop me.
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