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Zone 3, a literary journal 

  • Zone 3 is a biannual magazine. 
  • Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry submissions will reopen August 1, 2023. 
  • All contributors will receive payment for their accepted works and two print copies of the issue in which they are published. International contributors, or contributors residing internationally, will receive an electronic copy.
  • All poems, essays, and stories accepted for publication in the journal will be considered for the Zone 3 literary awards. One winner will be selected from each genre. The winners will be announced in the fall and receive a prize of $250. 
  • If you have any questions, please contact our managing editor, Lena Jenner at or our senior editor Amy Wright at

Zone 3 Press Book Awards

Zone 3 Press offers biennial book awards that alternate between poetry and creative nonfiction. The Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award will open for submissions January 1, 2023. The prize is $1,000 and publication. 

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