WELCOME TO THE MAINLINE

“The Mainline makes important and relevant issues accessible and relatable to readers. It’s mission to uplift young progressive Southern voices comes at a crucial moment where trust in traditional outlets is waning. The Mainline injects new thinking around the divisive politics impacting our lives, while marrying the work of local artists and writers in one refreshing publication. The Mainline is the zine we deserve.”

The Mainline is an independent print and digital women-led magazine based in Atlanta, Ga., that is devoted to supporting independent artists, musicians, and grassroots movements. Our mission is to provide a means for connection among creatives while supporting an atmosphere of independent thought in an increasingly disconnected and desensitized world.

The Mainline does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender and/or sexuality expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital status, or military status, in any of its activities and operations. Further, we will not publish or support any oppressive, violent, or hate-fueled causes, organizations, or content that are not aligned with supporting basic, equal human rights and social justice for all. 

Contact Info

Aja Arnold / Founding editor
aja@mainlinezine.com

Submissions / Attn: Meredith Kooi
connect@mainlinezine.com

General inquiries & everything else
mainlinezine@gmail.com

Submission Guidelines

All submissions should be sent to connect@mainlinezine.com.

For each category, please see the appropriate guidelines below. 

PHOTOGRAPHY
Of the Black Lives Matter Movement
Send photographs with name, where the photograph was taken, a caption and/or statement to accompany the photographs, and social handles including IG.
Each photograph should be 300dpi, 1200 pixels on largest side

EDITORIAL WRITING
Feature
Send as Google Doc or Word Doc. Word count not to exceed 2500.
If including images, include credit and caption info.
Each image should be 300dpi, 1200 pixels on largest side.

Op-Ed
Send as Google Doc or Word Doc. Word count not to exceed 1500.
If including images, include credit and caption info.
Each image should be 300dpi, 1200 pixels on largest side.

Music Critique: Album/Show Review
Send as Google Doc or Word Doc. Word count not to exceed 750-1000.
If including images, include credit and caption info.
Each image should be 300dpi, 1200 pixels on largest side.

Human Experience/Deep Cuts
Send as Google Doc or Word Doc. Word count not to exceed 2500.
If including images, include credit and caption info.
Each image should be 300dpi, 1200 pixels on largest side.

CREATIVE WRITING
Poetry
Send up to 3 poems.
Send as Google Doc or Word Doc. 

Short Stories
Send only one story.
Send as Google Doc or Word Doc. Not to exceed five pages.

PITCHES
We are also open to pitches. Send us an email with your idea and a provisional outline to connect@mainlinezine.com

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