Zine Collection

Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

If you’re a Rochester, NY area resident: We want your self-published zines for the Library’s Zine Collection! Whether you’re new to the medium, an established zinester, or somewhere in between, submit a copy of your work to the Library.

There’s no deadline to submit: We’re always accepting new zines to the collection at the Library.

We accept zines of different shapes, sizes and formats. Whether hand drawn or handwritten, photocopied and stapled, or professionally printed: we want to see it all!

We’re especially interested in zines that:

  • Are regionally based and reflect our community
  • Inspire readers to re-examine and learn from underserved voices
  • Cover the arts, music, comics, politics, gender issues and advocacy.

Important to note: The Library’s Zine Collection is fully searchable in the library catalog. Not only that: Materials in the Zine Collection can be placed on hold and transferred to other libraries within Monroe County

Where Is the Collection Housed? In the Arts & Literature Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

How to Donate: You can donate anytime in person, by surface mail, or by submitting our electronic form.

To donate in person or by surface mail: Please print and complete the Zine Submission Form to submit with a printed copy of your work to:

The Central Library Arts & Literature Division
115 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604

Electronic Submission can be completed using our Electronic Submission Form. Electronic submissions of Zines MUST be submitted in Adobe EPUB, Open EPUB, Adobe PDF, MP3 (Audiobook), or MP4 (video) format.