A cappella Zoo 266


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
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Submission Periods

FTemporarily closed to fiction submissions. 
PTemporarily closed to poetry submissions. 

Genres, Styles & Subjects

GGeneralSubGenres: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Fabulism, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
FFantasySubGenres: Contemporary, Fairy Tale, Light Fantasy, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
HHorrorSubGenres: Magic Realism, Slipstream, Soft Horror, Weird Tale.
SScience FictionSubGenres: Contemporary/Near Future, Slipstream, Soft Science Fiction.
 Styles:Absurdist, Dark, Experimental, Humorous, Literary, Realist, Surrealist.
 Poetry Forms:Dramatic verse, Experimental poetry, Free verse, Hybrid form, Narrative poetry, Prose poetry.
 Subjects:Open to all/most Subjects, including: Ethnic/Cultural, GLBTQ, Nature/Environment.

Types & Lengths

PPoemno line limits known
FFlash Fictionup to 1000 words
SShort Story1000 - 6000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationPublished 2 x per year
EElectronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year


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

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsMultiple SubsSimultaneous Subs
FFiction OK No No OK OK
PPoetry OK No No OK OK

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  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
08 May 2008
Last Updated:
28 Feb 2014
Last Checked:
14 Apr 2014