Issue #3: Mementos – Call for Submissions

Thrilled to guest-edit Pink Cover Zine Issue #3 on the theme of ‘Mementos‘ (thanks, Sam Trayhurn). Get those submissions in!

Pink Cover Zine

Pink Cover Zine, Issue #3: Mementos

Guest Editor: Ramon Loyola

One quiet evening you will return

To join your elders speaking

Of Freedom hanging in the sky, and

Inspired, you will relate on wings

Of such eloquence the burden of a dream

– From Myths for a Wilderness, Tiang Hong Ee

We all have dreams, but, for many, dreams aren’t free. They come with the price of leaving something behind. Whether it is a person, a special object, a piece of childhood nostalgia, a ritual, a language, or a sense of self: the things we miss leave a lasting imprint. Sometimes, we stuff special items into the inside pockets of suitcases, or wear them like talismans to be carried across lands and passed down through generations. We take what we can, and we cling to these items as we start anew.

In this special issue of Pink Cover Zine

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Photos that say it all

I’m not a good photographer. I’m an amateur, in fact, but these photos taken on a standard digital Pentax camera, say it all. Proud to have captured these images for my poetry book, I Look For You In Other Truths.

Pencil in your Pencilled In pre-order!

Pencilled In Magazine Issue 3 is now available for pre-order. Here’s an index of the fab artists and writers (alongside my name) in this fantastic issue on the theme of ‘food’. Edited by Yen-Rong Wong with art direction and editing by Rachel Ang. Pre-order your copy now! (pic and art slide courtesy of Pencilled In on Instagram)