Sowing The Lit Field: The Zone 3 Blog

KELLY BEARD WINS 2017 CREATIVE NONFICTION BOOK AWARD

We are happy to announce that judge Janisse Ray has selected Kelly Beard's memoir, AN IMPERFECT RAPTURE, as the 2017 winner of the Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award. Kelly will receive $1,000, and her book will be published in the fall of 2018. 

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2017 Zone 3 Contest Award Winners

Zone 3 is pleased to announce the winners of our annual nonfiction, fiction, and poetry contests: Dan Beachy-Quick, for his essay “, Even" (Spring 2017); A.D. Lauren, for her poem “Hermeneutics of a 21-year-old's Death” (Fall 2017); and Yuly Restrepo, for her story “Morocho” (Spring 2017).

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A Reading by Steven Sherrill

Steven Sherrill will give a reading from his work on September 19, 2017 at 4 pm in the APSU Art & Design Building.

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Alumni Reading & Film Screening by Stephanie Dugger and Jennifer Callahan

On October 26, 2017 at 4 pm in the APSU Art & Design Building Room 120, Stephanie Dugger will read from her new book, Either Way, You're Done, and Jennifer Callahan will screen her new film, Beluah Land. Stephanie and Jennifer are both alumni of Austin Peay. 

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Poetry Reading with Cait Weiss Orcutt and Douglas Kearney

Cait Weiss Orcutt and Douglas Kearney will give a reading from their work on October 5, 2017 at 8 pm.

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A Reading by 2016-17 Acuff Chair of Excellence DOROTHY ALLISON

Dorothy Allison, recipient of the 2016-17 Acuff Chair of Excellence, will give a reading from her work on April 7, 2017 at 8 pm in the APSU Mabry Concert Hall.

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A Reading with Erik Anderson & Amy Fusselman

ERIK ANDERSON won the 2015 Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award for his collection of essays, FLUTTER POINT (Zone 3 Press, March 15, 2017).

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Caitlin Weiss Orcutt Wins 2016 First Book Award for Poetry

We are happy to announce that judge Douglas Kearney has selected Cait Weiss Orcutt's manuscript VALLEYSPEAK as the 2016 winner of the Zone 3 Press First Book Award. Cait will receive $1,000, and her book will be published in the fall of 2017. Congratulations, Cait!

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Announcing Z3 Online

We are thrilled to offer Z3 Online, an extension of our print journal.

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Announcing our forthcoming nonfiction book, Flutter Point by Erik Anderson

​Zone 3 Press is proud to annouce Erik Anderson's Flutter Point is now available for preorder. Pub. date March 15, 2017.

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2016 Zone 3 Contest Award Winners

Zone 3 is pleased to announce the winners of our annual nonfiction, fiction, and poetry contests

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Zone 3 30th Anniversary Reading

Featuring Dustin Parsons, Gary McDowell & Caitlin McGuire

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22nd Annual Benefit Reading

This year's readers are Ben Caldwell and James Tyler, graduate students in the department of Languages & Literature; Stephanie Bryant,

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A Reading by 2016–17 Acuff Chair of Excellence Dorothy Allison

Allison is the author of the poetry collection The Women Who Hate Me: Poems 1980–1990 (1991).

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Zone 3 Editors Reading

Reading Features Andrea Spofford, Amy Wright, and Barry Kitterman

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A Reading by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Nezhukumatathil is the author of three poetry collections: Lucky Fish (2011), winner of the gold medal

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Creative Writing Professor Dr. Amy Wright to Publish Four Books in 2016

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright is preparing for a busy 2016, as the poet, author

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Iconoclast Reviews Z3's Fall 2015 Issue

Iconoclast reviews Z3’s Fall 2015 issue, calls Zone 3 “the right mix of the literary and the accessible, the intimate and the grand.”

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Zone 3 to Publish Ashley Seitz Kramer

Zone 3 Press is proud to announce Museum of Distance, the first collection of works from poet Ashley Seitz Kramer. The winner of the

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Our Spring 2016 Issue is Reviewed in NewPages.com

The Spring 2016 issue of Zone 3 opens without preface or fanfare, allowing the writing to speak for itself.

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Alumni Reading with Raven Jackson, Chip Boles, and Anthony Sims, Jr.

We are excited to welcome our esteemed alumni back to Austin Peay for a reading at The Trahern Gallery. Join us at 4:00pm to hear Raven

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