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Zoetrope: All Story

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Editor  Michael Ray
Frequency  Quarterly
Company  American Zoetrope
Categories  Literary magazine
Year founded  1997
Founder  Francis Ford Coppola and Adrienne Brodeur

Zoetrope: All-Story is an American literary magazine that was launched in 1997 by Francis Ford Coppola and Adrienne Brodeur. All-Story intends to publish new short-fiction. Zoetrope: All-Story has received the National Magazine Award for Fiction.



The magazine has published first time work by David Benioff, Adam Haslett, Pauls Toutonghi, and Daniyal Mueenuddin; published work by already emerging authors Chris Adrian, Ben Fountain, Miranda July, David Means, and Karen Russell; and published work by established authors Don DeLillo, David Mamet, Gabriel García Márquez, Cynthia Ozick, and Salman Rushdie.

Each All-Story issue includes a Classic Reprint. Alongside previously unpublished fiction and one-act plays, the Classic Reprint illustrates a piece of short-fiction or drama that has been adapted to film or inspired a movie. Steven Millhauser's story "Eisenheim the Illusionist," which inspired Neil Burger's 2006 film The Illusionist, Alice Munro's story "The Bear Came Over The Mountain," which Sarah Polley adapted into the film Away From Her in 2006, and Wes Anderson's screenplay for the short film Hotel Chevalier in Winter 2007 being recent examples.

In addition, a guest designer constructs the quarterly’s issues. Since Helmut Newton was invited to design the magazine in 1998, artists (Wayne Thiebaud), musicians (David Bowie, Tom Waits and Will Oldham), actors (Dennis Hopper), and directors (Gus Van Sant and Peter Greenaway) have contributed to the magazine's visual aesthetic as guest designers.


Zoetrope: All-Story sponsors an annual writing contest for short-fiction. The contest has been judged by writers Joyce Carol Oates and Mary Gaitskill. The winner and finalists' stories are forwarded to leading literary agencies. The winning story is often published in an online supplement to the magazine.

Writing workshops

Hosted by Francis Ford Coppola's Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize, Zoetrope: All-Story runs an annual writing workshop. A small group of writers spend a week studying and writing under the tutelage of professional authors and the magazine’s editor, Michael Ray.

Zoetrope: All-Story also runs year-round online workshops through a partnership with Gotham Writers’ Workshop. With classes of no more than 18 students, Zoetrope affiliates lead multi-level, online classes in screenwriting and fiction.


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