Window Zine 2020 is Live!

Our 2020 Window Zine is now live! Go view the art and words from your peers and share stories of preservation with your community.

Keep this page bookmarked for next year’s Window Zine. We will be taking submissions next year and looking for art and stories from you!

Window Zine 2020 Themes

Our 2020 Window Zine is redefining historic preservation. How do we view old places, and how do they tie in with our modern lives? Historic preservation is everywhere and belongs to all communities. Everyone has a preservation story to tell.

The zine is a project to imagine the various possibilities of historic preservation when all voices are heard. In this, the zine hopes to inspire others to make space and find value in the marginalized voices within the U.S. Historic preservation encompasses all of us and relies on our individual cultural histories.

window zine examples from previous years
What is a zine?

Short for magazine, zines started as a radical way to self-publish and spread information quickly. Zines were often xeroxed, collaged, full of handwritten poems or manifestos. Today, zines come in many forms, from a single folded page covering one topic to a bound, chaptered epic.

Zines are always self-published, whether online or physically. They can be full of writing, comics, art, music critique, interviews – anything!

Zine Deadline & Release Dates

Window Zine 2020 is live! Head over to our online zine library to see the latest issue.

Follow #WindowZine to see updates & select submissions.

previous online zine submissions - window zine contributors

Window Zine Submission Guidelines & Form

Submissions are closed for 2020. Window Zine is live in our online zine library!

We’re honored that you want to share your story about why old places are important to you. We are looking for: poetry, essays, photographs, collages, drawings, videos, or any mix thereof. Please read through these submission guidelines before you send us anything. 

If you haven’t read about our themes of inclusion and storytelling, please do so at the top of this page.

Submissions will be accepted through 8-1-20. Selected artists and writers will be notified by 10-15-20. The Zine will be published digitally on 10-28-20.

Follow #WindowZine for updates.

Submission Guidelines

For all: no lewd or graphic material.


  • Under 300 words
  • Word, Google Doc, or .txt file
  • If not in English, include an English translation


  • JPEG, PNG, or PDF
  • No more than 50 MB


  • No longer than 10 minutes
  • Email [email protected] the video or a link to the video
  • If you post the video on YouTube, use the hashtag #windowzine