QuaranTEEN Zine Contributors must fill out a 2021 Summer Teen Volunteer Application.
Available for volunteers entering grades 6-12.
QuaranTEEN Zine Contributors put their artistic abilities to work by submitting content for inclusion in the SCLSNJ’s QuaranTEEN Zine. A zine is a small, noncommercial publication created by self-selecting groups with shared interests. It typically contains writing and artwork.
Contributors are welcome to work in all media to create engaging sculptures, paintings, graphics, prints, photographs, drawings, sculptures, collages, textiles, and more, but must send us a simple image file. Contributor’s writing can take the form of poetry, short stories, and/or flash fiction, but should not be longer than one page. Fanfiction is welcome, but please abstain from sending us nonfiction, essays, or opinion pieces. Written pieces can not exceed one page in 12 point font.
Submissions for the QuaranTEEN Zine are due weekly, but the Zine itself will be published bi-weekly. Volunteers must submit to the time sheet by 11:59 p.m. the Thursday of each week in order to get credit for that week.
Training is at the discretion of the library branch’s teen volunteer coordinators.
Volunteers will receive one hour of volunteer credit per piece. Submissions are limited to one piece per week, with photograph submissions limited to once per month. Volunteers must submit their contributions (e.g. photograph, document etc.) on the digital time sheet. Service time is awarded to appropriately completed submissions by local branches’ Teen Volunteer Coordinators.
Please name the file you are submitting with the following naming convention: Zine_Month Day_First Name Last Name (Example: Zine_April1_JaneSmith).
Fiction, poetry or art that have any part that is plagiarized will not be accepted. If plagiarized zine contribution is submitted, volunteer will be asked to resubmit their art or writing if they want to receive credit. In addition, they will earn one of the consequences below:
First submission of a zine contribution with plagiarism: Will receive a warning. Second submission of a zine contribution with plagiarism: Suspension from being a QuaranTEEN Zine Contributor for the remaining volunteer period (example: If during school year, for the rest of the school year). Volunteer can still participate in Make a Difference or Book Reviewer opportunities. If submitting a writing piece (short story, poem, etc.), it must be submitted as one of the two file types: Microsoft Word (.docx) or OpenDocument Format (.odt) (both are download options in Google Docs).