Thanks for your interest in Zone 3 Press. Please look carefully at all of our submissions categories. Make sure to choose the correct category—whether it be for one of our press contests or for Zone 3, a literary journal. You will find genre-specific guidelines in each link.

Zone 3 Press Book Awards

Zone 3 Press offers biennial book awards that alternate between poetry and creative nonfiction. Currently, we are accepting suibmissions for the Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award. The Zone 3 Press First Book Award in Poetry will open for submissions in 2020. 

In the case of the 2019 Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award, check the guidelines below to ensure your eligibility and to view detailed instructions. The prize is $1,000 and publication. The submission period is January 1-April 1. Manuscripts should be between 150-300 pages. 

Zone 3, a literary journal 

Zone 3 is a biannual magazine. Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry submissions are open August 1-April 1. All contributors will receive payment for their accepted works and two print copies of the issue in which they are published. 

Zone 3 Annual Literary Awards: All poems, essays, and stories accepted for publication in the journal will be considered for the awards. One winner will be selected from each genre. The winners will be announced in the fall and receive a prize of $250. 

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