Let’s Make a Zine!

What is a zine?

zine (n) /zeen/

  • A small circulation self-published work of original texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier. Zines are the product of either a single person or a very small group, and are popularly photocopied into physical prints for circulation. (Wikipedia)
  • A noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter. (Merriam-Webster)

Why do we want to make a zine?

  • We want to make something that brings the community together, while staying safe and maintaining social distance through this pandemic. (Our zine will be digital!)
  • We want to see how creative our patrons are!
  • Zines are really cool!!

What goes in it?

  • Comics, poems, art, collages, photos, illustrations, short stories, short essays, lists, etc.
  • Anything you make yourself you can submit!
  • Here’s an example of a zine Miss Annamae made —> Let’s Make a Zine!
  • Here’s our Staff Zine —> Staff Zine

How do I submit a page?

  1. We encourage you to follow or incorporate some aspect of the summer reading theme, Imagine Your Story, into your page. If possible, include dragons, wizards, or something magical (like a wand), prince/princess, fairies, elves…the list goes on! Have fun with this, it’s your story!
  2. Make sure the sizing is correct. Your submission should be 5.5″ wide by 8.5″ tall.
  3. Leave about 1/4″ around the edges, otherwise part of your page could get cut off!
  4. Please limit your submission to one page per patron.
  5. Keep the material family-friendly. Your page will not be included if there is anything we deem inappropriate.
  6. Scan it in and email it to us! We will not accept physical copies. You can either use a free app like Genius Scan or Google’s PhotoScan, or come into the library and use our machine. Email pages to lvlyoungadult@gmail.com.

The deadline to submit a page is July 31st.