We welcome submissions of zines on any topic. There is no selection policy so as long as your work is self-published we will include it in the Library, although we reserve the right to discuss in our group and veto work we consider goes against our safe spaces agreement – which extends from our collective to the zine library itself.
We cannot currently pay for your zines (although we hope this will change one day) but we hope you will think about submitting in the spirit of zine making – plus, it will increase your readership! If you include your return address, we can now also send you a couple of rad badges! (Pictured right)
Once your zine has been received we will catalogue it online and it will be available to our users in the Library. If you decide at any point that you want to remove your zine from the collection, we can’t guarantee that we can return it, but of course we can take it out of the physical/digital catalogue.
If you are submitting a zine or several, we’d really appreciate if you would fill in this google form. It’s just to give us an idea of what your zine is about, and also what copyright you want on it. There’s a handy guide to the Creative Commons license available to you on the form – if you have any questions please email us at: edinburghzinelibrary@
Just pop your zines in the post to:
Edinburgh Zine Library
46 Harcourt Road,
(This address is NOT the location of the library- just the postal address for submissions)
Edinburgh Based Zinesters:
We have a submission box for people who live in and around Edinburgh situated in the Art and Design Library at Edinburgh Central Library.
Drop in your zines and remember to fill our and submission form (attached to the side of the filing cabinet) and leave your address (so we can send you awesome badges).
NOTE: We’re currently dealing with a large backlog of uncatalogued zines. As a result, it may take a while for your zine to make it into the library or for you to receive your badge. This is in part to do with our new online cataloguing system (check it out here) Thanks for understanding!