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Calling All Writers! Get Published in NYPL!Zine
Are you writer, poet, or artist? Would you like to see your works published? The New York Public Library has an opportunity for you!
NYPL!Zine is a new publication looking to showcase the works of the diverse communities we serve. This zine will follow the trend of libraries meeting the needs of its users as opposed to users meeting the terms of the library. The purpose is to give you—our patrons—a voice through the Library. Through artistry, you can convey comments, concerns, and joys about your communities and the world at large. We’re looking for distinct, creative voices that can tell us more about what you love about your neighborhood! We welcome poetry, short stories, novellas, essays, and original artwork!
This issue’s theme: What does New York City mean to you?
All written manuscripts must be typed in 12-point font, one-inch margins, and checked for spelling and grammar. At the top of your submission, please include your name, address, primary phone number, and email. [In a separate document, please include a 2-3 sentence bio about yourself.
- Poetry should not exceed 1,000 words and be single-spaced
- Short stories and novellas can be 500-2,500 words, 2-10 pages double spaced
- Non-fiction and essays should not exceed 2,500 words, 10 pages double-spaced
- Manuscripts must be in .doc or .docx format, and/or be readable in Microsoft Word
Artwork and Photography
Physical copies of artwork (e.g.- paintings, sculptures, etc.) or photos will not be accepted. Instead, take a picture or scan your work into one of the following formats: .JPG/JPEG, .TIFF, and .PNG. Images must be 300 pixels per inch (PPI). Images containing nudity will not be accepted.
Along with your work, attach a separate Word document with your contact information, description of the work, your local branch and an optional short (five sentences or less) anecdote of what inspired the work.
While NYPL!Zine does not want to limit creativity, be aware that it is a publication intended for ALL audiences. Submissions must not use graphic language, depict violence, or perpetuate harmful stereotypes based on age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and mental/physical disabilities.
Limit of five submissions per person.
Send all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and submission title in the subject. Only electronic copies will be accepted. Any work submitted without the release form will not be accepted.