ZONE 3 welcomes submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction in a wide variety of aesthetics from both emerging and established writers. For poetry, please submit no more than 6 poems, for prose no more than one essay or story. We seldom publish prose that is more than 5,000 words in length. All submissions should be uploaded as one .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.
Our reading period is from August 1st to April 1st. We make every effort to respond to all submissions within six months of receiving them. ZONE 3 accepts simultaneous submissions, but please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. To withdraw an entire manuscript or individual poems, please do so in Submittable.
If your work is accepted for publication, you grant Zone 3 First North American serial rights and non-exclusive reprint rights. You also grant Zone 3 the right to display the work or a portion of the work on our website, in its marketing or promotion of the work, and within Zone 3 publications. All other rights remain yours as the sole owner of the work, including the right to offer the work for subsequent publication in a literary anthology.
We look forward to reading your work.
We appreciate your support!