A cappella Zoo 197

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A cappella Zoo is home to memorable fiction, poetry, drama, and art. Our focus is magic realism; our broader interests encompass slipstream and other tendencies to explore place, perspective, reality & genre.

A cappella ZooUnited States


G GeneralSubgenres: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Fabulism, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
F FantasySubgenres: Contemporary, Light Fantasy, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
H HorrorSubgenres: Magic Realism, Slipstream, Soft Horror, Weird/New Weird.
S Science FictionSubgenres: Contemporary/Near Future, Slipstream, Soft Science Fiction.

Audience, Poetry Forms, Styles & Topics

Audience:Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All sexual identities.
Poetry Forms:Dramatic verse, Experimental poetry, Free verse, Hybrid form, Narrative poetry, Prose poetry.
Styles:Absurdist, Dark, Experimental, Humorous, Literary, Realist, Surrealist.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Types & Lengths

P Poemno line limits known; up to 3 pieces
F Flash Fictionup to 1,000 words
S Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year
P Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN to S Pays occasionally, up to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word)
P PoetryN to S Pays occasionally, up to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem)

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
F Fiction OK No No OK
P Poetry OK No No OK

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Date Added:
08 May 2008
Last Updated:
01 Feb 2016