Autumn 2021 issue out now!

Preview of the Summer 2021 issue of Monkeyshines in PDF format The printed version of Monkeyshines Autumn 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, and we’re currently updating our site to house the Autumn issue.

Submissions for the Winter 2022 issue begins!

Submission deadline for the Winter edition is December 15, 2021. It’ll be here before you know it, so send us your creative works as soon as you can!

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, was 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.

We’ve already sent out 1/3 of our Autumn’s print run of 150 copies. All you have to do to get one is ask! (And send us a mailing address.)

Wasn’t that picture of Ndakasi sad?

Why would you remind us of that? 😭