About the babes.
Trash Mag is a “zine” founded in 2015 as a make-shift magazine for the trashy people of Burlington, Vermont. Today, with three issues under our belt, it stands for much more. Acceptance, creativity, and feminism are among our core values and are the common thread that links each issue together. With the generous help of our supporters, every single issue is hand designed, produced, assembled, and distributed.
Trash is mostly filled with submissions sent to us by artists, writers, and creators from all over the United States, many of them readers and long-time lovers of the magazine. To see when we are accepting submissions, check out our Instagram. Each issue follows a specific theme, and submissions that fit the theme and the aesthetic of the magazine are more likely to be accepted. We highly suggest you look at past issues to get a feel for the publication and the type of work we love. We take any visual/literary artwork that is original and unique—photography, poetry, illustrations, collages, stories, jokes, comics, and whatever else you creative people throw at as. The only real criteria is that it can fit on one page as our publication is always under thirty pages. We accept submissions through DMs on Instagram or Facebook or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have certain content that you will see in every issue. This content could include, exclusive artist interviews, quizzes, Hot or Nots, sports photography/interviews, and much more.
Maddie Laflamme, a graphic designer, and Olivia Vittitow, a creative writer, share a mutual passion for creating publications that outwardly deal with social issues and provide a voice for those artists whose work would otherwise not be seen. In each issue, we hope to showcase original work by those who share the same vision. As creators ourselves, we have experienced the challenge to take the step into the publishing world, and found an absence of publications that stood for the things we love, but were still attainable. That’s why we created Trash, and that’s we choose to keep it the gritty publication that it is.
We hope you enjoy, babes.
Maddie and Olivia