Submissions

The Kinbaku Society of Berlin has a mission to encourage research, creativity, and development within all rope lovers. Weather you are a reader or a content creator! You are part of us!

We want to be more explicitly open about this, and let you know that we are interested in what you have to offer and if you have content you think might be appropriate for the magazine then we would love for you to submit it!

Our reserach and therefore the magazine is dedicated to traditional Japanese Rope Bondage. We cherish the tradition but don’t apropriate it.

Therefore the themes and topics rotate around the darker aspects of our sexuality. We discuss kink and psychology, ethical pornography and censorship, as well as our human desire for aliveness knowing that suffering and death exists. Also, we research different concepts of beauty and how culture affects our perception of it.

More specific we are interested in the intersection of Kink or BDSM in Japan and elsewhere with performative arts and media production.

We accept fiction and documentary text, poetry, visual arts (drawings preferred over photography) reflecting on above topics.

The content is preferrably in English but can by your native language as well. Except for the “featured artist” we aim for exclusive publication. We also deliberately restrict the publishing to our limited edition print magazine – there will be no content on the webpage, no pdf, no download…

Also, we prefer to meet our contributors (at least virtual, given the current circumstances) and develop the theme of one issue together, in exchange.

Every issue has a theme meant to inspire a direction for all those contributing. The upcoming themes are:

⁃ Skin & Ink (death line May 27)

– Pulp and Western Bondage (death line August 19)

– Myth & Fairy Tales (death line November 18)

We want to keep the magazine a certain size, and with that it’s important to know that not all submissions will be published. This does not mean your submission was not worthy! Just that it was not chosen by the final artist who curates magazine’s content and design. It is possible that we ask to keep your work on hold until we can find a place to make it shine, and you are free to withdrawal your submission at any time (as long as it hasn’t already been agreed upon for publication).

So, with that, join us in exploring the boundaries of Kinbaku! Whether you live in Berlin or not, we can still all come together in it’s name!

Send your submissions to info@kinbaku-society.org