Komura; Creators Grant: Zine
Application Guidelines

Designed by Warehouse Eight and Kwago, Komura; Creators Grant aims to empower the local, independent press community across the Philippines by funding a creative with a mad idea to help him/her turn the concept into reality. We believe that exploring the possibilities of storytelling require financial support so we partner with art patrons to make this happen.

We aim to launch three types of grants (the other two in the near future!): (1) Zines; (2) Book; and (3) New Media.

Komura; Xend

A zine is a small printed publication often cheaply made with fewer than a hundred copies of each issue. It originated with sci-fi fanzines in the 1930s, and has evolved into new forms as we know it today.

In partnership with Komura;, homegrown logistics company Xend is giving away 15,000 pesos to a Filipino creative who has a crazy idea for a zine. The money must be used to make at least 70 copies of a concept. The concept should make us go “WTF!” Like the attached examples below.

The contest is open nationwide from May 15 to June 10 to all Filipino citizens, or former Filipino citizens, 16 and above, except employees of XEND, Warehouse Eight and Kwago. We will be accepting pitches here and we'll send you an email on how to proceed with the applications.

Professionalism 30%

Madness 30%

Reader experience 15%

Community Support 10%

Diskarte/ Resourcefulness 15%

(Some examples below!)

Cris Ware's Building Stories
Pop Print receipt stories
Receipt Stories
Gerome Soriano’s Ang-Pao zine
Art of Doing’s Deconstructed Zines
Bananafish Books’ Box zines
Full Name *
Birth Date *
Email *
Phone Number *
Occupation *
Tell us about the zine you want to create (eg. Materials, storyline or visual narrative, inspiration, peg, prototype if applicable): *
What makes you want to create this zine, your inspiration? *
Have you published a zine before? *
Upload photos of sketches / prototypes of proposed zine, anything to help us imagine what the final product will be. *
What is a zine for you? *
I understand that the proposed prototype of the zine must be completed before June 10, 2018 (11:59PM) *
How did you know about Komura;? *
Application Fee
Our application fee is PHP 100. 100% of this fee goes to Komura; who ensures that every application is reviewed and they are compensated for this effort. We will only accept your full application once a deposit has been made to this account within 7 days of your application.

BDO​ ​Account Name: Ideastream HQ Inc.
Savings Account No. 488-010-1705

Please email us your DP slip here or if you have any questions: hello.komura@gmail.com

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