Dystopian Dance Party would like to proudly announce the publication of our first issue as a physical magazine, coming in April 2018–and we want your help!

We are seeking writing and art submissions related to the subject of our inaugural issue: the artist and icon Prince. Submissions can include (but are not limited to) critical essays, personal reflections, poetry, paintings, comics, good fan art, bad fan art, erotic fan fiction, non-explicit but still ineffably erotic fan fiction, and any other creative work about or inspired by His Royal Badness. We will, of course, not publish any material under copyright to anyone other than yourself.

Guidelines for submissions are intentionally loose because we value eclecticism, free expression, and self-indulgence in all forms. We will consider all submissions, but will inevitably be biased toward work that is fun, slightly irreverent, sex-positive, or politically progressive (in other words, more Prince circa 1982, less Prince circa 2002).

You will probably not be paid. We will also probably not be paid. We fully expect this to be a break-even enterprise at best; if, however, we end up making more money than we need to break even, we will provide modest compensation for your work. In the meantime, any work you submit will belong entirely to you: you may, and are encouraged to, publish or submit it anywhere else you wish.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a cut-off date of January 31, 2018. Please direct queries and submissions to zach@dystopiandanceparty.com.