Micro-communities. Niche subjects. Specialist techniques. From lo-fi to high-brow and limitless overlapping steps in between, the world of zines has exploded in the last five years as the tools and audiences which make publishing and sharing possible have become increasingly democratised.
Zines are everywhere and cover everything you could imagine. It’s a wonderful world to explore and unravel, particularly if you are young, eager and have an appetite to create.
That’s why it’s exciting to hear about Literature Works’ plans to run a zine-making experience this summer, especially for young people.
As part of its Quay Words programme, the workshops will help show literature as an accessible and diverse art form, with the chance for participants to work together, learn from industry pros and ultimately produce a zine through the process.
Which is where you could come in.
Literature Works is currently looking to commission a digital practitioner to design and deliver this experience. They need someone who can draw on their own skills, insight and knowledge with zine creation, while combining it with sharp, savvy digital skills to respond creatively to the challenge of delivering the project virtually.
Think you’ve got what it takes? Find out more and submit an expression of interest. You’ve got until the 29 May.