Zines: NEW: Vital SignZ: The APL Community Zine

What is Vital SignZ?

Welcome to Vital SignZ: The APL Community Zine. Vital SignZ is a collaborative zine made by and for users of the Austin Public Library. “Vital” because art is essential to life. “Signs” because we make art as signs of our existence and humanity. In short, art is both vital and a sign of life. The final capital Z stands for “zine.” It will exist in online format initially, supplemented by a print companion in the future. Vital SignZ showcases the literary, visual, audio and cinematic artwork of our library’s creative community. Everyone is creative, and everyone is invited to bring Vital SignZ to life and keep it pulsing.

Fast Facts

• Dedicated to our creative forebearers at Dallas Public Library’s DalLibZine.​​
• Aesthetic: lowercase catholic
• Motto: “We make art in order that we may not perish of the truth.”  (Apologies to Nietzsche and Schopenhauer.)

Submission Guidelines

Zine content should be of your own creation and geared toward adults. The official launch is coming soon. In the meantime, please contact Zine Librarian Katrin Abel at katrin.abel@austintexas.gov for more information and whet your appetite with a sampling of staff submissions below.

Hot Off the Press

Visual Arts: Contributed by Jennifer, Katrin, Vija and Sheila

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Literary Arts: Too Close by Katherine