3 of Cups

OPEN CALL Queer Futures Zine
Due Jun 20 2022

This is our first Queer Futures Zine OPEN CALL! We are seeking submissions from artists who create work that address queer futures and/or the queer identity. PLEASE DO NOT create work for this application. We want to see work you have previously created.

1 artist will create the cover
10 artists will contribute content


All selected artists will receive a $125 Honorarium


- You are located in Texas in either Harris, Brazoria, Galveston, Waller, or Austin Counties
- You are 18+ years old
- You are a member of the LGBTQIA+ Community

Selection Process

Our first issue of the zine will prioritize submissions from QTBIPOC artists and queer and trans disabled artists. Artworks will be selected through a 3rd party paneling process by art leaders in our community and not by current 3oC Collaborators.

Zine Timeline

Friday, March 25, 2022 - Submissions Open
Friday, May 1, 2022, 11:59PM CST - Submissions Close
Saturday, May 2, 2022 - Paneling begins
Friday, May 9, 2022 - Notification emails sent to all applicants
May 11 - May 16 - Meetings with Finalists
Monday, June 6, 2022 - Half-way point support meeting
Saturday, June 18, 2022 - Zine contribution due or before this date
June-July - Publication process

Please note each artist will be paid upon receipt of your work, and each contributing artist will receive a digital and print copy of the zine.


Because we are so small, and this is our first opportunity to engage with the community through a paid project, we want to ensure that folks applying are fully aware that we are not commissioning new work from you. We know $125 is not a lot to offer for your work, and we are pursuing larger grants for bigger projects so that we can pay more and justify the commissioning of original works.

We received $5,000 from our funding partner, and 52% of that is being funneled back to queer artists through Queer Futures Zine, and our Co-Designing Community Convening. The remaining funds will go to pay for the publication of the zine, and for the administration costs of the Convening. Only QTBIPOC 3oC Collaborators will be paid for the time they commit to this project. Once our project has concluded and our project budget has been finalized, we will publish the project expense report on our website.

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