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Zone 3 publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction in a wide variety of aesthetics from both emerging and established writers. We are currently accepting online submissions through Submittable. For poetry, please submit no more than 5 poems, for prose, no more than one essay or story. We seldom publish a story that is more than 5,000 words in length. All submissions should be uploaded as ONE .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. Submit online here.


Any hard copy nonfiction and fiction submissions should be typed, double-spaced, and include your name and address. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for our response. Hard copy submissions will not be returned. Send submissions to:

The Editors
Zone 3
APSU, Box 4565
Clarksville, TN 37044 

Our reading period is from August 1st to April 1st (hard copy submissions received after April 1st will be held until the fall). Limit submissions to one per reading period . 

Please allow 2-4 months for a reply. Zone 3 does accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us right away if the work is accepted elsewhere. To withdraw an entire manuscript or individual poems, please do so in Submittable.

We look forward to reading your work.

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