When we first decided to make Girl Crush zine, we thought it would be a one-time affair, an ephemeral celebration of our favorite women and writers. Of sharing secrets and stories from the sisterhood. The idea had been born out of a lazy afternoon; by nature, it felt impulsive. We had liked the idea of a special edition, of making something that you could only read in print. But after we shipped out the very last copy, we realized it wasn’t over. Far from it, in fact. New girl crushes abounded, and to our surprise, submissions and requests for copies still trickled in.
Now it’s summer again, and all we know is that we want to do it again. That’s right!! Girl Crush, vol. 2. But this time around, we’ve got a little more experience and a little more know-how, so we’re interested in broadening the scope of this zine and who our crushes are and how they develop. And we want your input! Tell us what you want to see! Is it a three-part essay on Kitty Pryde or a series of drunken texts from Gertrude Stein? Who do you want to see in the next edition of the zine, writers and crushes alike?
If you want to contribute, that’s even better! Check out our submissions guide and drop us a line with your ideas, questions and thoughts!
We can’t wait to hear from you.
Jenna and Thessaly
Yes, yes, yes!!! A thousand times yes. I loved the first issue, so I can’t wait for the second one. Perhaps I’ll submit something this time around…