we are thrilled to offer a zine scholarship for young writers! zines are an absolutely transformative medium that provide an access to radical information that many of us in the zine community would call crucial to our development as young people. writing zines is one of many ways young people can empower and express themselves and by supporting these writing and publication efforts, we can participate in amplifying youth voices.
applications for the zine scholarship for young writers are accepted on a rolling basis and scholarships are awarded as funds become available. to qualify to receive this scholarship, you must be under the age of 18 at the time of zine publication and have an articulated vision for your zine project.
our scholarship includes ~50 copies of your completed zine printed, collated, bound and mailed to your address. (actual amount may vary if your zine is very, very long; if it requires unusual labor; or if any part of it is printed on materials other than regular, 8 1/2 x 11, white paper.) as part of the scholarship, we are also available to you for consultation and questions regarding your project. we are here as resources to you, but you are the director of your zine. in this way, we are happy to answer questions, provide feedback, proof read and edit as you desire but will not put our noses anywhere you don’t ask them to be. we would like to feature your zine on the news section of our website upon its completion.
to apply, please fill out the following form. once we have received and reviewed your application, we will write you back to let you know if your scholarship has been approved and if so, your number on the waiting list for funds. as funds become available, we will contact writers beginning at the top of the waiting list.