Since SHareCon 2023 will be in person, we’ll publish a traditional paper zine for the first time since 2019! (There will also be a PDF version).
The SHareCon zine is a curated collection of Starsky & Hutch creativity that includes a variety of fan creations, such as fic, essays, art, photomanips, poems, puzzles, puns, limericks, cartoons, drabbles, trivia, quotes, or anything that involves our boys. Crossovers are welcome as long as Starsky and Hutch are the focus. Multiple submissions are welcome too, but due to the limited amount of space in a printed zine (paper and ink costs money!!!), it may not be possible to accept them all.
Submissions can be slash or gen and include any genre or trope. Yes, even deathfics are allowed!
The con zine is a snapshot of the fandom as it is currently, so all fanwork creators are encouraged to submit.
We ask that submissions be less than 10 pages (7,000 words max) but may consider longer works if space allows.
When emailing your submission, please put THE TITLE, YOUR AUTHOR NAME, and YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS on the submission itself (not just the file name or email). Once we download your file, we can lose those details.
Your submission must be new, not previously published in print or online, though it can be a sequel to a previously published work.
What will the zine look like?
With SHareCon 2023 being in-person, the zine will be both on paper and in an electronic format, and we ask for exclusive rights to your work for six months after the con: April 16, 2024. That means you agree not to post or publish your submission anywhere until that date. The exclusive rights give us time to sell the print run.
Contributors of at least one full page of content will receive both a digital and printed hard copy of the zine. The hard copy will be available FREE to all in-person attendees of the con and will also be sent to anyone with a supporting membership after the con is over. Virtual attendees will be able to download a digital copy of the zine after the con.
A full page of content could be a full-page art piece; a long poem; a short story or nonfiction essay of at least 600 words; a bunch of puzzles; 6 drabbles, and so on.
Send submissions or questions to email@example.com .
You can also post questions to the SHareCon google group mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org or the Starsky/Hutch Original bRomance (slash ship) group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SHbromance).
Deadline for submissions is any time before Aug 1st, 2023, but feel free to beat the rush and get yours in sooner.
Your (probably soon to be stressed out) 2023 con zine publishers,
Daisy Morgan and Babs