Type Of Organization
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?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translation
D.A. Powell, Wanda Coleman, Matthew Dickman
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 Please send previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, and artwork to our mailing address.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
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
1 - 3 months
Number Of Paid Staff
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Armadillo, Ingram, Small Changes, Ubiquity, Source Interlink
Average Print Run
Single Copy Price
Number Of Issues Per Year
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
6 - 9
Average Number Of Pages
Publish Print Anthology?