Zines provide a way for anyone to express themselves and to share ideas. They demonstrate self-publishing at the most accessible level, introducing voices that may not have access to traditional publishing channels. San Antonio Public Library’s zine collection is available for public use at Central Library and showcases materials written by, about and for our community. A zine (pronounced ZEEN; like magazine) is an independently published booklet.
The SAPL Zine Collection aims to serve the interests and needs of current readers and community. And to expose patrons to zines as the information, art form and alternative communication tool it has come to be known.
Zines are documents that tell the story of contemporary life, culture, and politics in a variety of voices that might otherwise be lost. As the SAPL collection grows we hope that library users will enjoy the collection simply for its vibrancy, cultural value, and artistic relevance.
The San Antonio Public Library's Big Read Zine is looking for submissions from you! We are looking for creative works that showcase Women. Strong women-women heroes. What does this mean to you? Who do you believe fits this theme?
Who do you believe fits this theme?
2022 Theme: Women | strong women-women heroes
Submission Deadline: September 25, 2022
2022 Big Read Zine Release: December 2022
Submission Examples: Drawings, doodles, cartoons, poetry, short or long-form writings, photos, and more!
Age Restrictions: None. All ages are welcome to submit
Residency Restrictions: None. Anyone within the San Antonio Public Library community may submit. You do not need to be a San Antonio resident to participate.
DEADLINE: Sunday, September 25, 2022