What can I submit to Two-Fisted Library Stories?

Fiction, comics, illustrations, fake journalistic articles, whatever you want really! Just don't make it too long, and remember that this will be published in a half sized zine, so please format your artwork for 5.5" x 8.5" paper (ie. half a standard North American sheet).

When is the Deadline for the next issue?
Issues come out twice a year in the spring and fall, there aren't precise dates so deadlines are a bit mutable. However, the sooner you submit, the sooner the next issue will come out!

How do I submit?
Send your submissions, questions, and awesome links to

What is pulp fiction?
Stories that fondly recall the pulp magazines of the '20s, '30s, and '40s, and comics of the '40s and '50s. Mad science, weird fantasy, occult horror, spicy mysteries, noirish romances, thrilling adventures, and whatever else. Want to write about a library that uses steampunk technology, a cataloguing system so obtuse that it drives those that try to use it insane, or a librarian who has to track down a Nazi zeppelin in order to get an overdue book? Go for it!

Still looking for ideas? The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast or the TV Tropes page for Two Fisted Tales might be of help.

What is a zine?
A self published, usually photocopied magazine that contains everything from recipes, to travelogues, to thrilling adventure fiction. We'll put it together and organize a launch party, all you have to do is write a story, draw a picture, or show off your creativity in some other way. (Though we might ask you to help fold and staple zines.)


  1. I'd love to see the finished zine! Will you be at ALA? This is such a great idea!

    1. I will be at ALA! I'll be at the Zine Pavilion (, the ALAplay event, and lots of other places!