Chattanooga Public Library Accepting Submissions For 4th Annual Chattanooga Zine Fest

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Chattanooga Public Library will host the fourth annual Chattanooga Zine Fest, a festival of independently produced and published books, zines and other small publishing works, on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Library’s downtown branch.

Chattanooga Zine Fest 2017 will feature some of area’s best local and regional independent publishers and is now accepting applications. Emerging and established indy authors, zinemakers, cartoonists, distributors, publishers and artists are invited to submit works for             review now through April 13.

To apply, send an email to chattanoogazinefest@gmail.com with “Zine Fest” in the subject and include images and weblinks to your work. There is no application or vendor fee to apply or participate. Additional information will be shared via the festival’s social media channels on twitter (@chattzinefest), facebook (facebook.com/chattzinefest) and tumblr (chattzinefest.tumblr.com).
 
The fest not only offers the public an opportunity to purchase and peruse original independently produced works directly from the artists, but will also highlight artists’ work with public readings and DIY maker activities inside the Chattanooga Zine Library.

For information about Chattanooga Zine Fest and the Chattanooga Zine Library, call 423-643-7753. The event is free and open to the public.




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