The Breakfast Archives Working Group, a newborn zine collective on a mission, wants YOU to think real hard about what you eat in the morning. Founders Elliott Milner and Nicole Amidon met during a Bummer City open mic and bonded over a shared love of elevating the everyday, the routine, the mundane, the seemingly insignificant, the minutiae that makes up a day that makes up a life.
“With regard to this first issue, we’re really interested in the process by which actions become elevated from just something you do regularly without thinking about it to “no man, this is IMPORTANT, let me TELL YOU ABOUT THIS THING,” says Milner. “We’re hoping that this zine series can have kind of a similar ethos to the [Bummer City] mic, where there are few barriers to participation and unconventional, unpolished stuff is cheered on and celebrated actively.”
As for submissions, Milner and Amidon’s guidelines are sparse, but if you’re wondering where to start, the flyer has a few ideas: “THE MACHINERY OF EVERYDAY LIFE — THE PRACTICES THAT HOLD OUR COMMUNITIES TOGETHER AND THUS MAKE THE WORLD MORE BEARABLE — THINGS WIDELY CONSIDERED TOO COMMONPLACE TO FLIP OUT OVER –”
Submissions can come in all shapes and forms of art, collage, poetry, essay, and whatever-else-have-you, and will be printed in living color! Submissions will go through the month of February, and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Milner and Amidon say in their flyer, “If you think you’re a bad artist: good. Give us that raw amateur shit.”
More info can be found HERE on the two founders, as well as the founding principles of Breakfast.