Naptime: Call for Submissions

Good news everyone! We’re starting a new publication called Naptime, and we’re looking for collaborators.

Naptime is intended to be primarily for and by creatives with kids (or similar afflictions). In the before time, we were two highly productive, creative people. Now, with a 10.5 month old daughter in our lives, our creative time is restricted to when she’s napping. We have no regrets and love our daughter more than we knew it was possible to love. However, it’s still a struggle to retain and maintain former creative practices.

If you’re a creative with children, you know exactly what we’re talking about. If so, we’d love for you to contribute! We’re looking for poetry, prose, artwork, photography and other creative content. It doesn’t have to be about your kids. This is about the moments you steal a bit of time away from all the other demands for your attention to do something that makes you happy, or lets you feel like the you that you used to be.

We’re going back to our roots with the format, back to the 80’s zine “photocopier and a stapler” sensibility that got us started. The general format will be 8.5″ X 11″ sheets, photocopied, folded and stapled. So ideally, content should be expressable in black & white, within the confines of of 5.5″ X 8.5″ pages made of  paper. However, since we have the resources of the IMRC Center at our disposal, we’ll probably stray pretty far from that format. The cover of the first issue, for example, is a wood block print that was cut using the Center’s CNC machine. Upcoming issues will most likely feature laser cutting, embossing, cut vinyl, 3d printing, screen printing and whatever else strikes our fancy, just because we can.

Payment will be in contributor’s copies and initial print runs will likely be just enough for the contributors. If we get a crazy amount of positive feedback on this idea we’ll go bigger, but for starters, this is just a fun way to explore the creative possibilities of naptime, and hopefully get others to join in!

If you’d to participate, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

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Naptime cover in production.

Please tell us what you'd like to contribute and we'll get back to you as soon as Gwen takes a nap!

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