Quaranzine is a small online publication of local art and writing by the Arlington community, distributed through the library website. Launched on April 3, 2020, Quaranzine is based on the DIY aesthetic of zines and shares creative works from our community that document how we respond to this strange time we find ourselves in.
The idea was to offer people a platform to share the projects they’ve been undertaking while quarantined at home. It was a way to reimagine the library as a gathering place, virtually.
We began with an edition composed of pieces by Arlington County staff and launched it alongside a call for submissions from the larger community. We will continue with weekly publications for as long as Arlington Public Library branches are closed.
Submissions include, but are not limited to art, writing (essays, poetry, fiction, top-ten lists, reviews, etc), visual tutorials, comics, photography and recipes.
Virginia's Arlington Public Library created an online zine to capture the pandemic as a moment in history.