Times are really tough right now. It’s so easy to feel unmotivated to create anything right now, which is completely valid. Because of this, we’ve compiled a list of resources, internships, and zines and publications to which everyone can apply and submit work—hopefully, we can spark some creativity and inspiration!
Due to the pandemic, a lot of companies are offering free trials for creatives to learn more about their craft and acquire new skills:
Nikon is offering 10 free online classes.
Headspace is offering free access to mindfulness exercises and meditations.
Skillshare, an online learning community, is offering a two-month free trial to new subscribers.
Apple is offering free 90-day trials for Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro x, etc.
For those who love coloring, Audi has released a coloring book. It’s 14 pages and it’s available for download.
A lot of students are dealing with their internships being canceled, and are scrambling to find new remote ones. Here are a few that are still accepting applications:
Narratively is seeking editorial interns.
MirahMirah, a fashion and beauty site, is seeking editorial interns.
Your Tango, a love and relationship site, is seeking editorial and social media interns.
Folio Literary Management is searching for interns interested in the business and editorial side of publishing.
Holloway Literary Agency offers internships in literary management as well as social media, public relations, editorial, and accounting.
Corvisiero Literary Agency is seeking literary, pr/marketing, and web interns.
Zines + Publications
So many amazing zines and publications are seeking submissions in writing, art, and photography—and are looking for new writers to join their team.
AGNI is dedicated to publishing new writers.
Ashamed Magazine is always accepting submissions from women, trans, and non-binary POC.
Aspec Journal is a LGBTQ+ magazine dedicated to aromantic/asexual identities that’s looking for new writers, illustrators, and designers.
Bitter Fruit Review is accepting submissions for their summer 2020 issue, including poetry, prose, non-fiction essays, songs, etc.
Blisters Zine is seeking submissions for their “Velvet” issue.
Cliche Teen Journal is a zine by teens and for teens! Submissions for their third issue are open.
Collective Magazine is looking for journal entries, photographic memories, film recommendations, etc.
Ethel Zine is interested in the voices of women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
HazyMagazine is seeking submissions for their “Nostalgia” issue.
HumanKind is a digital zine dedicated to being human. Submissions for their “Vulnerability” issue are open.
KCSB is seeking submissions for their “love + light” theme.
Mid-Heaven Magazine is accepting submissions for its “Epilogues + New Visions” issue.
MoonJuice is seeking submissions for their “Pride” issue.
One Story is a literary magazine that publishes one story at a time.
On Loan From The Cosmos is a zine celebrating the radical acceptance of everything.
Poetry Foundation is looking for thought-provoking pieces of poetry.
Quaranzined is a zine dedicated to art and writing created during quarantine.
Rambler Magazine is a print-only, submission-based art magazine and collective accepting submissions for its “Revolution” issue now.
Semi Magazine is looking for talented writers, volunteers, and contributors.
Sincerely, Scatterbrained is a submission-based art site seeking art for their “Connection” issue.
Social Distan[zine] is dedicated to the art made during this time period, submissions open for “distortion” theme
Sorjo Magazine is open to writing and art submissions.
Space Walker Magazine is now accepting submissions to be featured on their website.
Surj Magazine is open to everything and anything! Submit short stories, photography, videos, music, articles, etc.
Sunstroke Magazine is taking webzine submissions now.
Uniquely Aligned is seeking submissions for its first print issue, themed “Don’t Be a Stranger,” until June 1st. They’re taking web submissions, too.
UnPublished Zine is seeking submissions for their “Adolescence” issue.
Ur The Wave is a zine for people creating their own wave. Submissions are open for their “Home” issue.
Verses Mag is now accepting art, written, and film submissions.
By Chisom Okoye