Wellington Zinefest x Migrant Zine Collective

Together, Apart
A collaborative zine lead by Migrant Zine Collective.


In light of the lockdown in Aotearoa, the realities of being in diaspora has amplified for many, whether this be the inability to visit family back home or struggling to stay connected with loved ones in other ways.


Together, Apart is a zine which aims to unpack the emotions and interactions migrants of colour had over the past year, and how the pandemic has brought on the need to generate new forms of communication, belongings and solidarity.


This zine will combine creative submissions from migrants of colour and those living in diasporic communities. Contributors are invited to repurpose screenshots, photos, illustrations and ephemera they’ve collected over the past year into creative pieces for submission.

We will also be funding eight longform essays (1000-1500 words) as part of this zine. We invite you to submit 200 word pitches to migrantzinecollective@gmail.com with the subject line "Together Apart Pitch - Your Name".

Essay pitches are due on November 12, and all submission are due on November 30.

This project was made possible with the funding of Wellington City Council in collaboration with Wellington Zinefest, as a result, we will be prioritising Pōneke based folks for the paid opportunity to publish essays.


The published zine will be circulated in Pōneke through a range of local bookstores, as well as made available for free download through Migrant Zine Collective and Wellington Zinefest's website.


Essay Pitches Due

November 12

All Submissions Due

November 30

This project made possible with support from Wellington City Council Arts and Culture Fund.