Summer 2021 issue out now!

Preview of the Summer 2021 issue of Monkeyshines in PDF format The paper version of Monkeyshines Summer 2021 is available for your reading pleasure. Want one delivered to your home or office? Subscribe! The digital version is ready to download to your favorite reading device, or enjoy it in its web format right here on this site, with enhanced content™.

Submissions for the Autumn 2021 issue are due by September 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 are available in digital and web formats, but printed copies are very limited: One hundred copies of the Spring 2021 issue of Monkeyshines were printed. Our second issue, Summer 2021, is limited to 150 copies. 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.

Seriously, what’s with the monkeys?

Despite rumors, Monkeyshines is not created by simians, and much of the content is beyond the current cognitive abilities of even the most advanced of the great apes.