Zone 3

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  • About this Magazine:

    Zone 3 publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from beginning and established writers.

  • Editor(s): Amy Wright, Barry Kitterman, Andrea Spofford
  • Contact Information:

  • Organization (if applicable):
  • Address 1: APSU Box 4565
  • City: Clarksville
  • State Code: TN
  • Postal Code: 37044
  • Phone: (931) 221-7031
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Print
  • Genres: Fiction, Interviews, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews
  • Sample (Postpaid): $7
  • Copy Price: $10
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes (with notice)
  • Postal Submissions: yes
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: yes (see website)
  • Subscription (individuals): $20 (2 issues)
  • Reading Period: 8/1-4/1
  • Response Time: 3-6 months
  • Payment: copies & honorarium
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • ISSN: 0888-099X
  • Founded: 1986
  • Issues Per Year: 2

Publisher's description: Founded in 1986, Zone 3 is a biannual literary journal published in May and November by the Center for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University. We welcome unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction in a wide variety of aesthetics. Past contributors include Bruce Bond, A. Van Jordan, Kate Northrop, Nancy Eimers, H. L. Hix, Brenda Miller, Dinah Cox, Sara Majka, Geffrey Davis, Dinty W. Moore, John Sibley Williams, Lee Martin, Jill Talbot, Ira Sukrungruang, Mary Ann Samyn, David Huddle, Oliver de la Paz, Melody Gee, Michael Martone, and Lindsey Drager, as well as many emerging writers.

“…lovely, carefully crafted and enticing work…” –Sima Rabinowitz (

“Over the years this biannual has become a top tier literary magazine. The nonfiction and stories are of a type that snare the reader on the first page, luring, keeping up interest all the way to the end. The poetry, though tending to a touch of the surreal and metaphysical, is the same way. Add a few poetry translations and the always-pithy interviews…and one has a fine few evenings’ reading material.” –Iconoclast Magazine

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