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The Little Rocked Zine — an underground publication dedicated to showcasing erotic art, photography and writing by locals and beyond — is getting ready to unveil its 8th volume, and they’re celebrating the release with a get-together at River City Coffee (2913 Kavanaugh Blvd.) on Saturday.

The 18+ event starts at 8 p.m. and will include performances by Ethan Ledesma, Ultra and the Arkansas Shake Shakers, a fantastic group of dancers that just happen to be the state’s first and only all-POC burlesque troupe. Note that photography is not permitted, except at a provided photo booth.

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For a bit of context about the kind of material featured in the zine, here’s an excerpt from the submission guidelines:

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Please note that this is a smut zine. All submissions must be explicitly erotic. We don’t want to market non-sexual nudity as smut because we do not want to sexualize figure studies and non-sexual nudity. If you think that your submission doesn’t come across as explicitly sexual (maybe you’re into softer stuff), consider adding a caption or other context. We love dirty talk. 

The Little Rocked Zine issued its first volume in 2015. Since then, they’ve put out a volume annually, with the exception of a two-year hiatus in 2018 and 2019. Arkansas Times Editorial Director Stephanie Smittle wrote a feature about the zine in 2017, and you can find that here.

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