Zoetrope: All-Story


Founded by Francis Ford Coppola in 1997, Zoetrope: All-Story is a quarterly print magazine of short fiction, one-act plays, and essays on film. Among the most celebrated literary periodicals in the world, it has won every major story award, including four National Magazine Awards for Fiction, along with a number of design commendations. The magazine’s contributors comprise the most promising and significant writers of our era: Mary Gaitskill, Colum McCann, Rachel Cusk, Jim Shepard, Elena Ferrante, Daniel Alarcón, Karen Russell, Yiyun Li, Jonathan Lethem, Wes Anderson, Elizabeth McCracken, David Mamet, Ha Jin, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Margaret Atwood, Pedro Almodóvar, Ethan Coen, Yoko Ogawa, Charles D’Ambrosio, Neil Jordan, Haruki Murakami, and many more.

Zoetrope: All-Story is also an art magazine—the editors invite a different artist to design each edition in its entirety. Past guest designers include David Lynch, Zaha Hadid, William Eggleston, Agnès Varda, Kara Walker, David Bowie, Ed Ruscha, Iggy Pop, Guillermo del Toro, Abbas Kiarostami, Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, PJ Harvey, Elizabeth Peyton, Gus Van Sant, Tom Waits, Laurie Anderson, Julian Schnabel, Mary Ellen Mark, David Byrne, Helmut Newton, Lou Reed, and John Baldessari, among others.

The magazine is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December and printed in California by Community Printers, Inc.

Founding Editors

Adrienne Brodeur, Francis Ford Coppola


Michael Ray

Managing Editor

Anne Ray




Francis Ford Coppola


To ensure timely response to an overwhelming volume of outstanding submissions, Zoetrope: All-Story is closed to general submissions at present. In the coming months, we will reopen with new guidelines. Should you wish to be apprised of these guidelines, please register your email address at the top of the page to receive our newsletter. Many thanks for your understanding. We do appreciate the opportunity to read your work.


Zoetrope: All-Story is not currently accepting applications for internships or volunteer readers. 


With queries about subscriptions, events, or other general matters, please write info@all-story.com.

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Please address physical correspondence to:
Zoetrope: All-Story
916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

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