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ATXYZ - the ATX Youth Zine

ATXyz: Issue 01 is Live!

The Teen Editorial board of ATXyz (the ATX Youth Zine) is proud to present ATXyz (Issue 01): The QuaranTeen Zine!

Interested in serving on an upcoming ATXYZ Teen Editorial Board? Email kathleen.houlihan@austintexas.gov!



"QuaranTeens: Students create online magazine on quarantine experience."  (Katie McClellan and Brianne Chase) Vandegrift Voice, August 31, 2020. 

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Get Your Art or Writing Featured

The Teen Library is creating it's very first Art + Literary Magazine (ATXYZ: the Austin, Texas Youth Zine)- and we want to feature your work.

Teens age 13-18 can submit their artwork/writing/comics and more using the online form here:

Deadline for Fall 2020 Submissions is October 31, 2020.

Submissions will also require a parent/caregiver/guardian-signed  media release form (photo of a signed copy or digital signatures are fine)

Want to send someone this site? Copy & Paste this easy URL!


Call for Submissions:  Virtual Youth Art Exhibit

Submissions accepted September 1 - October 1, 2020


Looking for national distribution? Check out this amazing list curated by the New York Times of different places teens can have their writing and art featured. 

Zine Maker Challenge

There are thousands of historical figures whose stories have been erased from history books. Many of these figures are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+ people, and Women (and Womxn) from all places and spaces. 

Help us fill the gap.

Take initiative and make sure other teens get to hear those stories by creating a Zine about untold people in history for the library's new Teen Zine collection. Want to submit your zine? Email any of the folx on the "staff" tab at the top! Here are some sites for inspiration and education:


Photo of Toni Morrison from Wikimedia Commons

"If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." -- Toni Morrison