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— Franklin D. Roosevelt
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battle zine ‘19

Open call

Void is now open to submissions to our third ‘Battle Zine’, in collaboration with Tipi Bookshop, on 01 JUNE ‘19.

We are looking for photographers who have a completed project and would like to present it in the form of a zine.

We are also looking for designers that are interested in a project with no creative restrains.

8 photographers and 8 designers will be chosen to spend a whole day in Tipi Bookshop creating a zine from the scratch. In guerrilla style. Low budget, low-fi, low run. Each photographer will work with a designer to create one zine. Void & Tipi will gather by its own discretion 8 teams, that will have 12 hours to work on it.

how it works

Starting the project by the morning with a strict budget, participants are expected to deliver the copies they manage to create, 12 hours later. Each team will have absolute creative freedom and will be free to choose the run of copies and the price. At the night of the same day, there will be a party presentation where people will be able to purchase the zines.

What we will provide:

  • A colour digital printer machine

  • The huge amount of a €10 sponsorship

  • Supervision by Void and Tipi team during the whole process

  • Coffee and support

  • Maybe some snacks, if you deserve it

Further rules will be given to the selected participants, but we can advance that:

  • You can bring – Your hardware (computers, staplers, sewing machines, scissors, paint, etc.)

  • It is forbidden to bring - Any paper (as it is supposed to be purchased with our astronomical sponsorship money) or pre-developed ideas.


Starting the project by the morning, participants are expected to deliver the copies they could create 12 hours later. Each team will be free to choose the run of copies and the price, and at night of the same day there will be a party presentation, where people will be able to purchase the zines.

The winner of the Battle Zine will be the team that will manage to make the biggest profit out of the budget. It doesn’t matter if some decide to create only one copy investing on high quality materials, or they make 100 copies using rough and cheap ones. It’s all about creative decision.

As a prize, the winning team will have their zine published by us in a bigger run, to be released in a special presentation at Void. The funding of this publication will be partially supported by the sellings of the Battle zines.

There will be no losers, as all the rights of the zines created during the ‘Battle Zine’ will belong to its creators, ready to be self published.

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The idea is to make the most out of the small budget and be creative with the least resources, time and money-wise. And, of course, to have fun.

  • There are no entrance fees.

  • Void keeps no right under any of the produced zines.

  • Though, important note here: the revenue of the event’s night selling will be kept by Void & Tipi to pay for both the organization of the event and for the production and distribution of the winner zine.

Before submitting to this call, make sure you agree with this terms. 


How to submit

Send an email to; “Battle Zine #3” as a subject; with a compressed file containing a PDF file with the work you are considering developing during the event & a small bio.


A PDF file with 10-15 photos.


A PDF file with 5-10 pages with their selected portfolio.

The PDF should be titled with your name and must not be bigger than 5 Mb.

In no circumstances we will consider applications that do not follow this submitting guidelines. We will not evaluate works sent through external links (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.), WeTransfer or single images attached to the email.

Deadline for submissions is 26 MAY ‘19.

The names of the participants will be announced on 28 MAY ’19 through email and through Void’s & Tipi Bookshop facebook page.

Enlist to-day!

Images from the first Battle Zine at Void – 10 DEC ‘16

Images from the first Battle Zine at Void – 10 DEC ‘16

Practical Information

Entry fee: there’s no fee

International participants are welcome.

All participants must bring all necessary equipment they might find necessary to develop a zine.

The event will be lead in English.



07 MAY '19 – Open for applications
26 MAY '19 – Deadline for applications
28 MAY '19 – Extended deadline for designers
28 MAY '19 – Winner participants announcement
01 JUN '19 – 9h00 Battle Zine starts
01 JUN '19 – 21h00 Battle Zine finishes
01 JUN '19 – 21h30 Zine selling & Party time at Tipi Bookshop

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