Zoetrope: All-Story is a finalist for the 2020 ASME Award for Fiction, the highest honor due an American periodical, for the stories “The Grotesques” by Sarah Hall and “24, Alhaji Williams Street” by ’Pemi Aguda...
NEWS & EVENTS
The editors are thrilled to announce the release of the Spring 2021 Edition, designed by the acclaimed artist Jeffrey Gibson, with contributions from Pulitzer Prize-winner Steven Millhauser, PEN/Hemingway Award-winner Tommy Orange, and 2020 Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Competition-winner Deborah Forbes, among others.
Many thanks to all who entered the 2020 Short Fiction Competition. We appreciate the opportunity to read such bright and brilliant new work. From more than 2,200 submissions, guest judge Téa Obreht has announced results.
FROM THE ARCHIVE
Notes on Design
p class="noMargin">I take my camera out to load it moments before I shoot. “Fuck, what the hell is this roll of film from?”
Autumn de Wilde
I open a drawer. A lonely roll of film stares up at me. “Fuck, what the hell is this roll of film from?”
I reach in my purse, a pocket, a cupboard. “Fuck, what the hell is this roll of film from?”
When Zoetrope: All-Story asked me to design this edition, I wanted to draw from my archive. After twenty-five or so years as a photographer, I’ve become a librarian of captured souls, friends and lovers, liars and heroes, makers and takers. It’s an endless emotional maze. When I hunt through the archive’s chaos of visual connections and collections, I feel like a survivor. It’s a profound honor and responsibility to care for this ever-expanding graveyard of memory . . .