About us

More than Melanin is collaborative literary zine made by and for women and gender diverse people from bla(c)k and people of colour communities. All it's activities take place on unceeded Wurundjeri Land in the Kulin Nations - Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

The idea for the zine came about in 2019 and the first issue 'Environments' was released in June 2020 - with all copies of the first zine selling out in 12 days. The second zine was released in July 2021 - this one is a poetry issue themed 'Intimacy in Solitude' now available for purchase.

At the moment there is a only one More than Melanin zine being put out a year. We would love to do more but that is subject to funding. All our zines are printed on eco-friendly paper and all contributors are paid. 

If you're interested in having your work in the next issue make sure you follow us on Instagram for the latest updates on submissions. The only on-going pitches we are interested in are creative non-fiction ones. If you have something you'd like to pitch send through an email via the contact form. 

More than Melanin is founded, curated, and edited by Kanika Chopra - this operation is currently only a one person show, so please bear with me if responses take some time.