Congratulations to the winners of the
9th Annual Washington State Zine Contest!

text reads: The 9th Annual Washington State Zine Contest. There are images of three seagulls with zines in their mouths. The logos for participating libraries are in life rings. WA Center for the Book, WSL, KCLS, SPL, TRL

a photo of the 5 winning zines for the 9th annual washington state zine contest. Tiny and Mighty, Frosted Reflections, When the Olive Trees Grew, 4 Manga Recommendations, and Leave As You Are: A Biomythography of Aberdeen, WA.


Links to digitized zines will be added as soon as they are ready.

  • Pre-4th Grade
    Tiny & Mighty by Wayland Ward (Wenatchee)
  • Grades 4-6
    Frosted Reflections by Sage Nightshade (Olympia)
  • Grades 7-9
    When the Olive Trees Grew by Aisha Mbowe (Everett)
  • Grades 10-12
    4 Manga Recommendations by Alina Diaz (Seattle)
  • Adults
    Leave As You Are: A Biomythography of Aberdeen, WA by Sierra Jane, Templeton (Olympia)

Honorable mentions:


  • Pre 4th Grade
    How to Pick Out the Right Cat at the Shelter and Take Care of It by Via Sarai (Olympia)
    If Kids Ruled the World by Gavin Gault (Shoreline)
    Kids Nature Guide by Forrest H. Ward (Wenatchee)
    Sports by Miya Murase (Seattle)
  • Grades 4-6
    How to Start Your Day! (The Right Way) by Catalina B. Cahoy (Seattle)
    Tooth Fairy by Annalee Geense (Spokane Valley)
    Why by Sonja Ryan Peterson (Mercer Island)
  • Grades 7-9
    Cosmos by Maxene Orejudos (Seattle)
    How To Style African Hair by Sika Locoh-Donou (Seattle)
    Rain, Rain, Go Away by Tracy Zhu (Mill Creek)
    What If I Met Myself (From the Future) by Rustine Ravanpay (Seattle)
  • Grades 10-12
    Fried Rice with Senshi! by Piper Emelia Spencer (Lynnwood)
    “Letters to June” by Mina June (Samammish)
    What Cutting My Own Hair Taught Me! by Opal Ho (Tacoma)
  • Adult
    How to Get Dressed with a Body by Chloe Rotenberg (Seattle)
    Midwest Cookin: The Zine by HAMtasia (Vancouver)
    (semantic) drift by Jaq Morrill (Lacey)

A Few Zine Libraries in WA State

How to Make a Zine Video

Past Winners:
photos of winning zines of 8th annual washington state zine contest. nobody knows me better than i know myself, washington haiku, lead head, the letter, and wednesdays

Honorable mentions:


Pre-4th Grade Grades 4-6 Grades 7-9 Grades 10-12 Adult
Kids Waited
William K. Gault

Mental Health Matters
Catalina Roach

How to Make a Pokémon Deck
Conner Goodsel
Bus Stop Love
Zoe Kelton
Mackenzie Lew

2021 Honorable Mentions


a photo of the 4 winning zines for the 6th annual Washington State Zine Contest. Rocks Everywhere, The Adventure of Unihorn, This Zine is Antiracist, and Together Apart


Honorable mentions

Grades 4-6 Mount Helens! by Pranav Dasan

Grades 7-9 1910 Stevens Pass Train Disaster by Sonja Rasmussen, Kaelyn Van Duzer, and Morgan Bong

Adult Mountain Devil by Marc Myrsell

Grades 4-6 Hanford: The complex legacy left behind, Mia Widrow

Adult Answering Columbia’s Call : Seattle’s War Relief Bazaar of 1917, Lisa Oberg 

Grades 4-6 The Grand Coulee Dam, Anna Riley

Grades 7-9 Women’s Rights & Wonder Women from Washington’s Past, Janisa Cook

Grades 10-12 Pike Place Market, Adrian Poslednik

Adult 721 Seventeenth Avenue : A Love (Hi)Story, Amanda Demeter 

Adult Glore & Wunder : Adventures and Amusements in Washington State History by Susanna Gowing