Concrete Queers is a collaborative zine. It’s a space for queer artists and creators to publish their work while knowing it’s a safe place to do so, and that they can write about anything, not necessarily queer themed.
Concrete Queers is a fun zine by queer people for queer people. Each issue has its own theme, and in it you can find poetry, prose, art, comics, + more!
WHY DID YOU START MAKING ZINES?
We (editors Kat and Alison) realised that we had a lot of very talented artist friends, and we wanted to show them off. The first issue was filled with people we already knew, and now we’ve met even more great queer artists because of it.
WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE OF THE COMMUNITY?
We’re lucky enough to live in Melbourne where Sticky Institute is. Everyone we’ve met through zines has been so welcoming and lovely and kind, it’s honestly the best community. Everyone is just there to support everyone else.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE?
Be as honest as you can, read a lot of zines, make friends in the zine community, and just do it! Don’t worry your idea isn’t good enough, because it’s great. Trust us.