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The Zodiac Review (hiatus)

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction



The Zodiac Review was launched to provide a quality magazine for writers of “literary/genre" fiction, the merger of literary fiction and any genre that cares to join it. You may know this blend of writing as "slipstream," "hybrid," or "genre-bending" fiction.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    5 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    7% *
    Editor reported data



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee


Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 300

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary


Only Prose Poetry of one to two "pages."

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    The Zodiac Review welcomes unpublished stories from a whole panoply of genres, including psychological, light or dark humor, biting satire, philosophical, astrological, mythos, fictionalized memoir, light sci-fi and light fantasy...if they include decidedly strong elements of literary fiction. We are especially eager to publish pieces that include some of the following elements of literary fiction: Character-driven as much as or more than plot-driven writing Distinctive or idiosyncratic prose style; creative word usage Literary devices including metaphor, analogy, allegory, imagery, irony Subtle, subliminal or multiple meanings and sub-themes An indeterminate or unresolved ending

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    Editor Daniel VanTassel avatar

    Daniel VanTassel


    Editor Brian Wright avatar

    Brian Wright