“A cappella Zoo is an independent literary magazine open to all works that are worthy of a good, thorough read, while particularly emphasizing fiction that experiments with technique, form, language, and thought. We make a hobby of shaking up traditional ideas and assumptions about truth and language, whether to challenge our intellects or just to play, but always to contribute to an on-going universal discussion on humanity.”
Some favorite authors of the publishers includ: Gabriel García Márquez, Tim O’Brien, Flannery O’Connor, Annie Proulx, George Saunders, Sylvia Plath, Octavia Bulter, Jorge Luis Borges, Margaret Atwood, Ernest Hemingway, Angela Carter, Orson Scott Card.
Submissions Open in May
A cappella Zoo invites submissions of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, plays, photography, and art. See site for requirements and pay.
Bilingual Submissions Sought
A cappella Zoo also seeks bilingual submissions, or two versions of the same work in two different languages, one in English and the other in Spanish or French (for other languages, send an email query first). Both versions need to be the original work of the author.
To celebrate the beginning of a new magazine, A cappella Zoo is hosting a short story contest with a theme of “origins.”