Zines are self-published works of art, poetry, and other media that are created by hand or digitally and distributed to an audience. They have their literary roots in fanzines and magazines and are typically produced in small batches.
2020 was a tumultuous year with the pandemic and various social justice protests around the country. As we turn the page on a new year, these issues are likely to remain with us. The Social Justice Zine is a platform for teens to reflect on social justice issues through written and visual art. In the spirit of making this world a better place, we encourage positive submissions that inspire kindness, hope, empathy, and understanding.
The library will be accepting submissions from January 10 through March 31, 2021. Submissions will be compiled into a digital zine. A complete description of the project and guidelines for submitting can be found here.