Zacatecas is currently accepting submissions for our Spring/Summer 2003 edition. We're particularly interested in short fiction, although we do publish poetry and audio/visual works as well.

Our staff is looking for work with a contemporary feel. Down here in the Mexican desert, we feel very little connection to the John Updikes of the world and their east coast, prep-school prose. We want stories that convey a broad sense of today's America-- fiction that looks at downtown hipsters, punk rock waitresses, the popularity of Mexican gangster polka in L.A. or conspiracy theories in Montana. But above all we're looking for work that's well-written and genuine.

Fiction or poetry should be sent in the body of an e-mail along with a short (approx. 40 words) bio. Send no more than one story or 3-5 poems at a time. For audio or visual works, send a web address where the work can be viewed or downloaded. Send submissions to the address below:

Zacatecas acquires first time publication rights in online and CD-ROM format upon acceptance and confirmation, and the right to maintain the work online in our archives. After publication, rights revert back to the author. We are currently unable to pay, but do offer authors a CD-ROM of the issue in which their works appear.


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