Screen alive until power off black,
me scrolling handheld contacts
to avoid eye contact. I type
a note to myself:
Modern life is a curious zoo.
Are you lost yet?
Founded in Cardiff in 2013, AYLY began as a collaboration between young poets, illustrators and photographers all hunting for a place to be heard.
We are now an ever growing group of creative young people based across Europe, determined to offer young people platforms to express themselves through whatever medium they bloody well like.
We produce free zines that are given out by the young people that put them together. We keep an online blog to promote new and existing work between issues. We ask young Djs and Producers to curate LOST mixes.
In 2017 & 2018, we have partnered with Hiraeth CIC to fund international youth exchanges, where we made zines in a week with young people from across Europe. We have now established a permanent base in Estonia as a registered non-profit and we also continue to put on exhibitions, events, spoken word nights and workshops for young people to co-run and attend.
Get involved! Our team accept submissions and ideas all year round, from anywhere in the world. If you are interested in our project, get in touch.