Wherever you may be social distancing, we want to send a big hello and we truly hope that you are doing alright. Distancing for so long isn't easy, so we want to say thank you for doing your part in helping us fight this pandemic.

We hope you had the opportunity to enjoy the first issue of Social Distanziner! Thanks for all the great feedback, we've been inspired to continue this project and we're excited to open submissions for our second issue.

For this month's theme, we wanted to touch upon how each and every one of our lives has changed as we go through our days adapting to the rules of social distancing. Celebrations, jobs, and plans in general have been cancelled, postponed, or reworked to accommodate our new reality. Some of us haven't been able to see grandparents, parents, family members, and friends (and even work friends) for a while, and some days can be difficult, but on other days we find a way to cope. Whether that is through video calls or watching movies together (but apart), we've found creative and resilient ways to sustain our relationships despite the odds. Even beyond everyday life, there have been larger changes throughout society, in the way that humanity has been able to adapt to these changes.

Therefore, we are excited to announce that this month’s issue will be about adapting in a world of change and physical isolation.

We will be accepting submissions for the second issue of Social Distanziner until Friday June 12 at 11.59 PM.

We welcome all kinds of creative expression, including but not limited to:
•    art (drawing, painting, digital, multimedia, etc.)
•    poetry
•    short stories
•    personal essays
•    craft (embroidery, sewing, etc.)
•    photography
•    memes
•    music (preferably original music)
•    videos
•    culinary creations (quarantine baking anyone??)

(just make sure there's enough original content so we don't get in trouble for copyright infringement lol)

If you have any questions feel free to email

Wishing you all health and safety and sanity in the coming weeks and months.

Socially distant,

Virginia and Angela

(above artwork by Michelle Khuu - see it in issue 1)

Social Distanziner - Toronto, ON