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The TeenZINE is a celebration of the creative teens from around Newfoundland and Labrador and each entry was made by a teen ages 12-18. It is a place to host art work, writing, thoughts, contemplation, and creativity in all of its various forms!


Welcome to the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Library TeenZINE! 

This is a safe space to share your creativity and to explore through art, writing, and so much more! 


Want to submit something?

Want to submit something to the TeenZINE? No problem! 

Here is what you need to know:

  • Submissions are for anyone between the ages of 12-18. 
  • Please include your first name, age, and a brief description of your work!
  • Submissions can be a picture of your art, a scan, or the art file itself! If you have any trouble attaching your art, let us know.
  • Submissions will be shared on this web page and on our social media. Please be aware! 
  • If you are in the art and we can see your face, you will be asked to sign a form saying it is okay to use your picture. We will send this to you after you submit your art. 
  • You can make AS MANY submissions as you like! 
  • Keep in mind our readership is public, which may include kids. Let's be aware of our language as best as we can, and as always, avoid hurtful or derogatory comments. 
  • All submissions should be sent to Emily Blackmore at 


**All creations are personal, so there is no room for negative feedback on anyone's work! Let's be kind to each other.**


After submitting to the TeenZINE, give yourself a pat on the back.

It takes courage to share your work, great job! :) 


Teachers! We want to collaborate with your classes!

Teen Zine poster: "Teen Zine: We want to collaborate with secondary teachers across the province!"


We want to collaborate with secondary teachers across the province!

October 2020: Terrifying TeenTober

In partnership with local English teachers, NLPL invites teens ages 12-18 to submit a terrifying super short spooky story for our October edition of our online TeenZINE. Stories should be 5 sentences in length and make us shake in our boots!!

November & December 2020: #CovidLife

In partnership with local schools, students will be invited to write stories, poetry, journals, create art, music, anything(!) to share with the world what life in the time of Covid is like for them. Shout your stories from the rooftops!!

March & April 2021: TeenZINE Art Showcase

In partnerships with local art classes, teens ages 12-18 are invited to submit a piece of art, or an image of the art, which they have created that carries a message of “becoming”. What does it mean to become the world, person, idea, love, community, neighbourhood that you believe in?

May 2021: BlackOut Poetry

In partnerships with local art classes, teens ages 12-18 are invited to submit a piece of blackout poetry, or an image of it. What does your poetry look like? What story does it tell?