Zine Club

What is Zine Club?

Born from the term "fanzine," a zine is a limited-circulation, small press or self-made publication of original content. Zines can feature or focus on just about anything - poetry, personal writing, fan works, art, photography. If you can put it on paper, you can put it in a zine! 

Traditionally, zines were made by hand and individual pages were photocopied to create one publication. A lot of people still use this method, but these days zines are also created online or using design software, with many available in both digital and physical form! 

Zine Club is a space where we all gather to co-work, chat, and share inspiration for whatever projects we’re working on. Like zines themselves, our club is both digital and physical! Zine Club is based around the idea of creating zines, but members work on a variety of personal projects during meetings, and there's no requirement that they be zine-related. Collaborative projects between club members are also welcome!

Current Zine Club Projects:

Tails & Tales zine - We want your tales of tails for our all-ages collaborative zine based on this year's Summer Reading theme, Tails & Tales. Do you have a cat with a weird hiding spot? A special story about how you adopted your dog (or how _they_ adopted you?) A rodent who does tricks? An excess of adorable pet pics on your camera roll? We want to see and hear all about them! 

** Now accepting submissions until August 1st, 2021 of original photos, artwork, stories, poems, etc. **

Ways to submit:

  • Use our submission form to submit text and/or upload images
  • Send your submission via email to teens@joneslibrary.org 
  • Drop off submissions in person at the Jones Library Kids' Desk, 43 Amity St, Amherst, MA. We are currently open to the public 10am to 5pm (M, W, F, Sa) and 12pm to 7pm (Tu, Th) 
  • Submissions can also be left in the Jones Library book drop 24/7. Please place the submission in an envelope and write "Attn: Zine Club" on it.