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The ZINE is BCC’s student-driven journal of literary and visual arts. This annual spring publication is advised by Julianna Spallholz, Professor of English. It is published both in print, and digitally.

A launch event for ZINE 2021 will be held on Thursday April 29th at 4pm, via Zoom.  The event is open to the public.  

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Check out the all new BCC Zine site here:

ZINE Submissions & Staffing

If you are interested in joining ZINE’s editorial staff, or have questions regarding submissions, please contact:

Julianna Spallholz
Professor of English

ZINE Online


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of work is ZINE looking for?

    ZINE has published poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, script, mixed or cross-genre work, and critical essays, and is open to considering any form of writing that students wish to submit. We ask that written work be double-spaced and not exceed 12 typed pages.

    ZINE also considers any form of visual art, as long as images of the work are submitted digitally.

  • Who is on the staff of ZINE?

    ZINE is curated and managed by a faculty advisor and by a staff of student editors. Student editors are responsible for reading submissions and making recommendations regarding content for each new issue.  Students interested in joining Zine’s editorial staff should contact the Faculty Advisor.

  • What is the deadline for writing and art submissions?

    The submission deadline for the 2021 issue is April 1, 2021.  Any submissions that come in after the deadline will still be considered for the following year’s issue.

  • How can one obtain copies of the journal?

    Copies of ZINE are always free!

    • Back copies of past issues are available in various places on campus, such as the Jonathan Edwards Library and the Writing Center, located on the 4th Floor of Melville.
    • The 2021 issue of Zine will be digital only.  Please stay tuned for our forthcoming website!
  • What is the "launch event"?

    Each year, to celebrate the publication of a new issue, ZINE has held an on-campus event that includes student readings of their work, student artist talks, snacks and treats, and free copies of the issue. In 2021 we hope to launch our new issue virtually!  Everyone is welcome, including friends and family.

  • If my work is published in the journal, do I have to read it aloud or give an artist talk at the launch event?

    No. A presentation at the launch event is not at all required, though we do think it’s a great opportunity for students to show off their creative and scholarly accomplishments!