Introducing Monkeyshines

Preview of the Spring 2021 issue of Monkeyshines in PDF format The paper version of Monkeyshines Spring 2021 are all gone! But you can still download the digital version as a PDF or enjoy it in its web format right here on this site, with enhanced content™.

Submissions for the Summer 2021 issue are due by June 15!

Send your creative stuff to [email protected].

It’s printed. On paper.

Remember paper? Remember holding something made of paper in one hand and reading, while drinking a hot beverage in the other? Remember how paper feels and smells? Inks that could smear and pages that could dog-ear? Read it once, and it looks like you’ve read it. You could leave it on a seat in a public place and be assured that someone would take a look at it, too, before eventually going in the trash. It’s okay. It’s ephemeral but lasts forever in your head. Break the spine, mark it up with highlighters, make rude pencil drawings in the margins. It’s okay. It’s paper, and it’ll still convey the stories we write in it.

Crease it. Smear the ink. Or keep it perfect. Let someone one “borrow it,” when you know you’ll never see it again. It’s paper. And we want to share it with you.

Limited run

The issues will be available in digital and web formats, but the first printing is very limited: One hundred copies of the first issue of Monkeyshines have been printed. Issues are first distributed to our contributors, to our patrons, then to subscribers, and finally to a few distributors. There is no cover charge, no fees, just a free zine.

What’s with the monkeys?

We don’t know what you mean by that. There is no monkey content. Our magazine has nothing to do with monkeys.