Call for Submissions

youthfoodjusticezineWhat are we doing?
Making a zine that lifts up the voices of youth food justice activists as well as intergenerational narratives around youth power within the context of the United States.

How can you help?

We want to include as many voices in this zine as possible! Send us your art (drawings, lyrics, slam poetry, photos, collages, rhymes, reflections etc.) and writings around food justice work. Know of any amazing youth groups doing work around food justice? Know of someone in your community that needs to be interviewed? This is your opportunity to do some multimedia investigations and send us your results. You can also help us out by sharing this call for submissions in your social media networks and in person to friends who might be interested in submitting.

Topics for submission: General

  • Food Justice
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Food Systems
  • Environmental Justice
  • Food as medicine
  • Food Culture
  • Hunger
  • Community Food
  • Youth & Food
  • Food Movement
  • Food Workers
  • Food & Race
  • Food & Gender

Topics for submission: Detail

  • Good Food For All
    • Food Access
    • Community Food Projects
    • Health and Nutrition
    • Affordable Healthy Food
  • Labor
    • Farm Worker Rights
    • Restaurant Worker Rights
    • Justice for Food Workers
    • Living Wages, no matter what their Citizenship Status is
    • Paid Sick Leave
  • Our Food
    • Knowing where your food comes from.
    • Food Stories & Histories
    • Food & Culture
    • Food & Nutrition Education for All
  • Food Sovereignty
    • Resisting GMOs (Labeling, banning)
    • Land
    • Urban & Rural Farming/Gardening
  • Food and Institutions
    • School Food
    • Food Stamps/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
    • WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
    • Child and Adult Feed Programs
    • Emergency Food (Food Pantries, Food Banks, Soup Kitchens)
    • Food Corporations (accountability, industrialization, junk food marketing)

What do we mean by youth power?

  • Although no movement should be exclusively youth led (we believe movements should be intergenerational), we believe that youth power and creativity in movements is crucial to collective liberation. Togetherness is the only thing historically that has shifted struggle or built power.
  • Youth have influence in changing policies that affect them and have the right to self-determination.
  • Knowledge plus action is Power and Power is used to Create Change.
  • Empowers youth to be leaders who know how to take care of land & people alike.
  • Provides a platform to learn about the exploitation occurring in food systems around the world.
  • Respects and holds space for youth voice and action around issues that impact them directly.  Honors that youth who are impacted by an issues are best positioned to create solutions for addressing those same issues.

Send all submissions (see below for guidelines) to:

or by mail to:


Zine Project C/O Beatriz Beckford

505 8th Avenue

Suite 2100

New York NY 10018

Deadline for submission is April 1st 2015 by 5pm EST.

Content can range from:

  • visual art
  • poetry,
  • declarative statements,
  • constructive criticisms,
  • narratives,
  • information about group activities,
  • political cartoons
  • to any type of cultural and political expression.


  • This will be a half-size zine. Submissions should be 1-4 pages.
  • Along with your submission, please include a brief (one sentence) bio and contact information; submissions can also be made anonymously.
  • We will go through a consensus-based editorial process. If you send us a submission, we will be in touch with you to let you know if your  piece has been accepted.
  • We welcome all kinds of submissions. Text-based submissions should be in .doc, .rtf, or .txt format, and artistic submissions should be 300-600 dpi .jpg .tiff or .pdf files. Make sure each page is 5.5” x 8.5” (half letter) or 8.5” x 11” (full page).
  • If you have questions about format, please contact us at

Deadline for submission is April 1st 2015 by 5pm EST.

For more info, follow us on facebook: and on Twitter:@youthFJzine



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