ZYZZYVA


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Founded in 1985, ZYZZYVA publishes three issues of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art each year. In every issue, the journal provides an overview of contemporary arts and letters, with a vibrant mix of established talents and new voices. The journal is dedicated to preserving room for discovery and experimentation, both through fostering emerging talents and by making space for established writers working in new forms. Though ZYZZYVA’s purview is national (and beyond), our San Francisco roots shape the journal’s perspective, and our longtime practice of highlighting West Coast writers and artists remains essential to our sense of mission. We publish writers from across the country and around the world, while always preserving space for those at work in our own backyard. In 2020, ZYZZYVA will celebrate 35 years of independent publishing.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Laura Cogan
Contact Title
Editor
Contact Email
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translation
Representative Authors
D.A. Powell, Wanda Coleman, Matthew Dickman
Submissions Policy
We accept submissions via U.S. Mail from January 7 through May 31 and September 1 through November 19. Please send previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, and artwork to our mailing address.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
no
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
1 - 3 months
Author Payments
cash, copies
Number Of Paid Staff
2
Number Of Unpaid Staff
2
Year Founded
1985
Distributors
Armadillo, Ingram, Small Changes, Ubiquity, Source Interlink
Total Circulation
3,500
Paid Subscriptions
1,200
Individual
$40
Insitution
$30
Single Copy Price
$12
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
yes
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
1
Format
perfect
Dimensions
6 - 9
Average Number Of Pages
200

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