The Library publishes both hand-assembled zines and professionally printed books, including our biannual zine The Vineyard, as well as various themed projects throughout the year. Books are published as special projects between zine releases. Submissions are currently open for our anthology, Be Gay, Do Time: On Queerness and Incarceration.
In terms of what we publish, the Library seeks stories, prose, poetry, essays, and art that dare to look and dream beyond the humdrum expectations of our current bleak reality. Our goal is to publish work that helps to craft a radical vision of a more vibrant world, whatever that may look like to you.
Interested in submitting? Check out our guidelines and open calls HERE.
x/y: a junk drawer of trans voices
x/y originated in 2018, and ran for a total of eight issues before going on hiatus, with a special issue released in February 2020 at MBLGTACC. Now, the project has been resurrected under the banner of The Dionysian Public Library, fully rebooted and revitalized in a new biannual form and starting from a new Issue #1. x/y is a platform for trans and gender-nonconforming artists to share their writing and artwork, with each issue based around a specific theme. Issues are released at the end of March and September.
Submissions are currently *closed* but will reopen in July for publication in September.
The Vineyard is our biannual zine, published in Janurary and June, featuring a selection of writing and poetry fermented under the proper conditions and poured into a glass for your enjoyment. Issue #1 is available now, featuring work from Robert Beveridge, Don Noel, John Grey, Jack Granath, DS Maolalai, Lee Clark Zumpe, Gerard Sarnat, Fred Pollack, James Croal Jackson, and Kevin Brown, as well as cover art from Tucker Wooley. Read online for free here, purchase a print copy here, or subscribe to all of our publications at our Patreon.
Submissions are currently *closed* but will reopen in May for publication in June.
shimmer by v.f. thompson
We are incredibly proud to present our first book, shimmer, v.f. thompson's debut poetry collection. A meditation on change, transition, what it means to both be and become, thompson draws inspiration from psychedelic and anarchist philosophy, speculative fiction, and the natural world to weave a rich tapestry of imagery and emotion. Covering her year-and-a-half in a house that changed her mind and broke her spirit, it chronicles her journey from who she was to who she will become.
Our first project, Curi🅐sity Kills was born out of projects intended for publication in the now-defunct Black Cat Magazine. Standing in solidarity with the publication's vision for sharing writing with an anarchist bent in a new form, from poetry to speculative fiction, this zine features the work of Ami J. Sanghvi, J.D. Harlock, Geoffrey Bunting, Sean Goodman, Isabelle Ryan.
Read online or order HERE.