WE ARE NOT AN ISLAND Queer Zine Fair is BACK with a sparkly new venue.

The event is a two day fair, as part of SLED ISLAND 2019 and in partnership with the Calgary Central Library.

The aim of the fair is to showcase the work of self identified queer-folk and other traditionally marginalized and excluded members of the Calgary creative community. Through the creation and exhibition of zines, comics, books, posters and other printed matter, the Fair seeks to provide a safe, accessible and inclusive space for exchange – both capital and social – within this community. This exchange encourages a re-investment in individual practice as well as an investment into the queer landscape of the city – making visible and vocal the diversity of experiences inherent to the marginal communities of Calgary.

The event will run alongside Sled Island in the new Calgary Central Library on June 22rd and 23rd from 11am-4pm


Each submission is for an individual table at the Fair that you will have for the entirety of the event. There is a small tabling fee of $25 for both days, payable the first day of the fair. You will get to keep 100% of your table sales! You may apply individually or as pairs/collectives/organizations in order to share a table. Please specify this in your submission.

Applicants must provide 3-5 examples of projected/in progress/completed work in .jpeg or.pdf format as well as a link to an artist website or form of promotional social media (if applicable).

Submissions (and any questions!) can be sent to

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The submission deadline for WE ARE NOT AN ISLAND is MAY 1ST at midnight.

*Please keep in mind that this is an event for the LGBTQ2SIA+ community – allies and advocates are encouraged to submit but please understand that we will not consider content that is transphobic, homophobic, sexist, racist, ableist or oppressive in nature.


This is an accessible venue with gender neutral washrooms – please refer to this link for detailed accessibility information:

We would like to acknowledge that this event takes place on Treaty 7 territory and is the traditional territory of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Nakoda (Stoney), and Tsuut’ina. We are visitors to this land and we give thanks to the people who came before and keep this land for us and all our future generations