MLCPL Quaranzine

MLCPL Quaranzine: Call for Submissions

What is Quaranzine?

A zine for quarantine times! A zine is a small DIY publication of original art, writing, photography, or found material collages. This small online publication will feature art and writing by the Mary L. Cook Public Library community and will be accessible through the Library’s website and social media outlets.

Rolling Submissions

The Library is accepting rolling submissions to Quaranzine, a collection of creative works from our community that document how we responded to life in quarantine.

All ages are welcome and encouraged to submit work; content should be appropriate for a wide audience.

Submissions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Art
  • Writing: essays, poetry, fiction, lists, reviews, etc (500 words or fewer)
  • Visual tutorials
  • Comics
  • Photography
  • Recipes

We are unable to accept audio or video formats.

Rules and Submission Guidelines

  • Submit your work using the form at the bottom of this page. Name your file: Firstname_Lastname.format.
  • Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of Mary L Cook Public Library staff.
  • Submissions are limited to one per person, per issue.
  • Anyone within the Mary L Cook Public Library community may submit. You do not need to be a Waynesville resident to participate.
  • By submitting work you grant the Mary L. Cook Public Library the right to publish that work in Quaranzine. Though published by Mary L. Cook Public Library, ownership rights of original work remain with the creator.
  • All content must be original and previously unpublished. Students may use content created for school assignments.
  • All work is subject to Library standards of conduct.
  • Submitting work does not guarantee publication.


  • Due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to respond to each one.
  • We are unable to provide feedback on submissions that are not accepted.
  • If your work is selected for Quaranzine, you will be notified upon publication.

How to Apply

All entries must be submitted to Sarah Ryan at and must include:

  • Name
  • Indicate grade (K-12th) OR Adult (for anyone out of grade school)
  • Email
  • Title of the Work Submitted
  • A brief description of Work Submitted

Visual work:

  • Upload a jpg or png of your work
  • File name format: Firstname_Lastname.format

Written work:

  • Upload a Word doc or PDF
  • Include your name on the document
  • File name format: Firstname_Lastname.format


This project was inspired by Arlington Public Library’s Quarantine initiative which was highlighted in American Libraries Direct a publication of the American Library Association.