Love Letters 2 San Jose

Zine operating with SJ Strong; sharing love letters from SJ residents and amplifying the work of local artists♡ We're welcoming new members! Apply in About/Join!
♡ First print issue out 3.14.2024!
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We are Love Letters 2 SJ + We are looking for new volunteer memmbers!

We are San Jose Strong's South Bay Research Team, dedicated to exploring, promoting and uplifting community voices within the creative culture of San Jose.Our current project is a series of community-wide zines, collecting submissions ("Love Letters") from all residents of the Bay Area* to San Jose; a thank you for everything it’s given us. Formats can include photo, art, poetry, fashion, physical/typed love letters, or anything else submittable, with the option to submit anonymously. We released our first issue Spring 2024, and we're excited for future issues and exhibitions!In addition, we hope to attend events to interview and feature local creatives, activists, and businesses through interviews and short films.Our next submission cycle will open in May.Join Us! Available positions can be found here.

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Submissions for our second issue will open March 2024.The current theme of our first issue is "A Love Letter to San Jose" - this theme is broad and can be interpreted in any way you want. From memories to places to people to events, we're excited to hear your love and message to San Jose.Love Letters to San Jose is currently taking submissions in the following formats:Text including poems, memoirs/fiction <2,000 words, love letters (.pdf or doc via link)Photography and Art(.jpeg, .png, or .pdf via link)Videos ~5 minutes in length (.mp4 format via link) If they are longer in length, we may have to split up the content in several posts since we would be initially sharing this on InstagramPlease format your file name as “initialstitle” (ex: John Doe, Family Recipes = jdfamilyrecipes).

Contact Us!

Contact us for collabs, questions, or just to say hi!We're also looking for anyone interested in graphic design or outreach within the SJ arts community, email us!insta: @loveletters2sj

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