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A zine (pronounced zeen) is an independently published booklet.

Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

The Big Read Zine wants to showcase the many voices of San Antonio's queer community in our first Pride Month zine! The San Antonio Public Library knows this is a time to celebrate a long and continuing history of discovery, adversity, triumphs, and perseverance. We would love for members of the community to submit entries to our first Pride Zine that answers this question:

 “What about yourself and your journey are YOU proud of?”


*Click on tabs to view submission guidelines and the submission form*


Submission Guidelines


Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Theme: Be Proud!

Types of Work Accepted: 

Visual Art: photography, drawings, paintings, comics, collage, mixed media, etc.

Written Work: fiction, prose, poetry, essays, etc.

*All work must be scanned and submitted online through the submission form*

*All work must be original work*


Visual work:

  • Upload a 300 dpi jpg or png of your work
  • File name format: Firstname_Lastname.jpg or Firstname_Lastname.png
  • Allowed file type extensions:
    • .jpg
    • .jpeg
    • .png

Written work:

  • Length limit for prose: 800 Words
  • Length limit for poetry: 40 lines
  • Upload a Word doc or PDF
  • Include your name on the document
  • File name format: Firstname_Lastname.format
  • Allowed file type extensions:
    • .doc, .docx (Microsoft Word Document)
    • .odt (OpenDocument Text Document)
    • .pdf (Portable Document Format; Adobe Acrobat)


Number of Submissions - Only two submissions are permitted per contributor due to submission volume.

Content Limitations - This publication is meant for readers of all ages, so we will not accept content that contains the following: 

  • Profanity 

  • Sexual content (Content depicting sexual acts. Content dealing with gender and sexuality is fine for submission)

  • Expressions of hate or desire to harm particular people or groups 


By submitting your work, you are giving the San Antonio Public Library permission to publish it in the Big Pride Zine. However, ownership rights of the work remain with the creator.

Please Note:

  • Submitting work does not guarantee publication.
  • Due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to respond to each submission.
  • We are unable to provide feedback on submissions that are not accepted.
  • If your work is selected for Big Pride Zine, you will be notified upon publication.
  • If your work is not selected this time, keep an eye out for the next call for Big Read Zine submissions later this year and resubmit!



Phone: 210-207-2500


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