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?
- 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!
- Make sure the sizing is correct. Your submission should be 5.5″ wide by 8.5″ tall.
- Leave about 1/4″ around the edges, otherwise part of your page could get cut off!
- Please limit your submission to one page per patron.
- Keep the material family-friendly. Your page will not be included if there is anything we deem inappropriate.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.