Do You Love a Veteran? Volume 2 Fresh off the Presses!!

January 20, 2012

Do You Love a Veteran? Volume 2

The second volume of the Do You Love a Veteran? Zine is now available.

Submissions include 44 amazing pieces of art, photography, poetry, and prose.

You can order your very own copy by emailing me your address and either donating online with the “donate” button on the right or by sending me a check.

Zines are $5 a piece. However, if you are interested in distributing larger quantities I would be happy to work out a lower price.

Let’s get them out there into the hands of people who really need them. Let’s build this community out into the reaches of this wide country!

To Order Zines:

Send an email to:

please include in e-mail: name, mailing address, number of copies wanted, description of how you’d like to donate, and how you heard about the project.


Call For Submissions!

July 11, 2011

Graffiti on the sidewalk near my house artist unknown


The second volume of “Do You Love a Veteran?” is in the works!

For the second volume, I am compiling a set of essays, poems, drawings, etc. about people’s experiences, joys, and struggles with supporting veterans and how these struggles have transformed them.

Submissions can be anonymous or credited depending on the author’s preference. We will distribute the zines amongst our communities and also leave these zines in places like VFWs or American Legions where other vets might pick them up and share them with their loved ones. They will also be distributed at VA Facilities. Submissions may also be published on this site, as the author wishes.

Submission Guidelines:
1. story, article, essay, poem, song, art work (children’s or adults’) by, for, and about loving a veteran or a GI and all the complexities that come with that.
2. Maximum length- 2 typed pages single spaced
3. Please include whatever identification information you would like included in the zine ( First Name, Last Name, Town, City, State, relationship to veteran…any or none of the above. This can be as credited or anonymous as you choose)
3. Deadline September 30th, 2011
4. E-mail all written submissions to . Art can be scanned and e-mailed or you may send it to:
Nicole Baltrushes
3324 W Palmer #1E
Chicago IL 60647

Getting Started:

If you’re having trouble getting started, here are some prompts that might help. You can just try free-writing and see what comes out. Often that can be the most honest and meaningful work.

When you (he/she) came home….

Since you’ve (she’s/he’s) been back…

How has war, and your loved one’s service, changed you?

I’m angry that…

I’m thankful that …


February 2, 2011

Do You Love a Veteran?

A compilation by,  for, and about the people who love veterans.

A community group and zine project.

Take a look around the site to learn more about the project, the community group, how to get involved, and  to read excerpts from the first volume!

We are accepting submissions for the next volume!

Submission deadline JUNE 30th.

Read the section on “How to Submit Your Work” for more info!

strong. Nicole Baltrushes. 2010