Gary McDowell's essay, "An Eye that Never Closes in Sleep: A Nightbook," won the 2014 Neil Shepard Award in Creative Nonfiction from Green Mountains Review. Lia Purpura judged.
Nonfiction Editor Amy Wright discusses the Zone 3 journal essay aesthetic on Essay Daily.
Karen Skolfield's Frost in the Low Areas won the 2014 PEN New England Award for Literary Excellence in poetry.
Nicole Walker's "Skin of the Earth" (Z3, 27.2) was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013, selected by Cheryl Strayed.
Gabriel Spera's manuscript The Rigid Body was selected by Natasha Tretheway as winner of the 2011 Richard Snyder Prize. His new collection, which includes "Opossum," "The Pantry Moths in the Pheromone Trap," and "An Explanation," first published in our Spring 2011 issue, was released Fall 2012.
Read David Lehman's short review of J.C. Hallman's essay "Books Make Me Masturbate" (Z3 26:1) on The Best American Poetry blog.
Ander Monson's "Keyboarding" (Z3 25:1) was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2011, guest edited by Edwidge Danticat.
Mary Makofske won the 2010 Richard Snyder Prize for her manuscript Traction. Her collection, which includes "Night of Moving House" (Z3, 23:1) and "Not Love, Exactly" (Z3, 24:1), was released Fall 2011 by Ashland Poetry Press.
Rae Armantrout (Z3, 24:2) won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection Versed (Wesleyan University Press). Her interview with Amy Wright, Another Definition of Lyric Is Attention, was published in our Fall 2009 issue.
Ernest J. Finney’s “The Strangler” (Z3, 23:1) appears in his latest collection of short stories, Sequoia Gardens: Stories from California, released October 2011 by Southern Methodist University Press.
Helena Mesa’s poems “Storytelling,” “Sway This Night," and “Tonight, No Sleep,” first published in our spring 2005 issue, appear in her poetry collection, Horse Dance Underwater, released by Cleveland State University Press in 2008.
Daniel Tobin’s latest collection of poems, Belated Heavens, was published in October by Four Way Books. His poem “Fable" was published in our spring 2007 issue.
Andrew Kozma (Z3, 21:1) was awarded a D. H. Lawrence Fellowship to the 2010 Taos Summer Writers’ Festival and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship to the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Congratulations, Andrew!
Chris Hayes (Z3, 23:1) was a finalist for the 2007-08 AWP Intro Journals Award Project, and was awarded the 2008 Erskine J. Poetry Prize from Smartish Pace.
Michael Blumenthal's poetry collection And (BOA Editions, 2009) includes four poems first published in our Spring 2005 issue.
Susan Breeden's "Gift of Flight" (Spring 2008) was listed as a “Notable Western Story of the Year” in the 2009 edition of Best of the West: New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri.
Nancy Eimers’ poem “How We Thought About Toys” (Fall 2009) won a Pushcart prize and appears in volume XXXV of the Pushcart anthology.
Melody S. Gee’s poems "What They Saw" and "What You Remember" (Z3, 20.2) appear in her first collection of poetry, Each Crumbling House, which won the 2010 Perugia Press Book Prize.
Sandy Longhorn’s manuscript, A World Made of Such Weather as This, was a finalist for the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition.
Angela Sorby’s poetry collection, Bird Skin Coat, won the 2009 Brittingham Prize in Poetry, selected by Marilyn Nelson.
Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishna's poems "Amber Falls" and "Marriage," first published in Zone 3, appear in her poetry collection, Shadow Mountain, selected by Kimiko Hahn for the the Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry.