ABOUT THE ZODIAC REVIEW

 

The Zodiac Review was launched in 2011 by writers/editors Daniel VanTassel and Brian Wright to provide a quality magazine for new, emerging and established 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.

 

Among the many themes and sub-themes you may find in stories here are fate vs. free will, cosmic irony, and some of the many fascinating ways in which humanity and human relationships are understood by the characters who populate the stories.  

 

A unique quarterly literary magazine with free, meaningful feedback

Here new and emerging writers will find a studio of sorts as well as an especially receptive venue for publication. Editors provide free, meaningful feedback for submissions by way of personalized comments.

 

 
Our track record to date (Fall 2011 through Fall 2017 issues)
  • About 1,400 submissions received.

  • Number of stories published: 175, for an acceptance rate of about 13%

  • Average response time: about 5 days

  • Estimated rate of personalized responses: 99%

  • Estimated rate of submittters' correct use of our submission guidelines: 25%!  And yet we persist...

STAFF

 

Publisher & Managing Editor: 

Daniel VanTassel – B.A., Middlebury College; M.Ed., Syracuse University

 
Editors/Reviewers: 

Connie Arkus – B.A., Marquette University

Lucinda Olmstead – B.A., M.A., State Univ. of NY, Albany

Michael Kalb - B.A., Northern Illinois University

    

Guest Reviewers (& contest Judges when we have contests):

Chet Meyer – B.A., Middlebury College; M.S., C.W. Post College

Amy VanTassel – B.A., Mt. Holyoke College; M.Ed., Harvard University

 
Site Design & Administration:

David Cassara – A.A., Elgin Community College

 

 

CONTACT 

Contact any of us at any time by sending an email to forward@thezodiacreview.com,

and entering "For (staff member name)" in the subject line. 

 

We will be glad to hear from you, and will welcome any question, concern, suggestion...or praise!  Please send an email regarding any of those issues to info@thezodiacreview.com.

In most cases, someone will respond within 24 hours.   

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