We hereby officially announce the theme of the next Womanzine issue:
E M O J I.
Still or animated, holiday-themed or heteronormative, emoji are everywhere. So we’re inviting YOU to submit something emoji-related for our next issue by January 10, 2013 (we’re launching this issue on/around Valentine’s Day, if that makes any sort of difference to you).
Questions we’d like to have answered:
- When did we start calling them “emoji” and stop calling them “emoticons”?
- Is “emoji” Japanese?
- Are most emoji developed in Japan?
- Are Japanese people able to communicate only using emoji?
- Do you know an emoji developer?
- Can you make your own emoji?
- If so, can you put it on your phone and send it to people?
- What are the socio-cultural implications of the iPhone emoji set?
- Why does the “extra” emoji set in Gmail have a host of emotions for a white face, but not a brown one?
- Can you write a recipe using emoji?
- Where can we make emoji of our faces so that we can text them to friends?
- Why do teens always have emoji in their Twitter handles?
- Have you hacked your Android so you can text with iPhone emoji?
Womanzine accepts basically all forms of media and encourages weird/complex things, but also loves a good knock-knock joke. For example, we love:
- poems / recollections / musings
- DIY / craft shit / collages / illustrations / photographs
- book reviews (??? is there a book about emoji???)
- videos / gifs / screen grabs with stories
- songs / mix tapes (ahem, mp3s or spotify or soundcloud etc.)
Email us here
to submit or to ask questions about a submission. Check out past issues