The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 23, No. 1

Vol 23 No 1

Spring 2019


Founding Editors Adrienne Brodeur, Francis Ford Coppola

Editor Michael Ray

Managing Editor Manjula Martin

Readers Chris Arnold, Scott Badenoch, Deborah Claymon, Philip Jacobsen, Kristen Kadner, Thaïs Miller, Eva Rogers, Ingrid Vega, Isaac Zisman

Copy Editor Anne Ray

Guest Designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Layout Sfaustina

Production Assistant Chad Keig

Publisher Francis Ford Coppola


Information Zoetrope: All-Story is a quarterly art and literary publication founded in 1997. The magazine is on the web at, on Twitter and Instagram at @Zoetrope_Mag, on Facebook, and headquartered in the Sentinel Building, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.

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Submissions Zoetrope: All-Story considers submissions of stories and one-act plays under seven thousand words that are accompanied by SASE; first serial rights and a one-year film option are required. For complete guidelines, please visit

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Printing Zoetrope: All-Story (ISSN 1091-2495) is printed in California by Community Printers Inc. and is published in March, June, September, and December by AZX Publications, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Volume 23 Number 1. Spring 2019. © 2019 by AZX Publications. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the express consent of AZX Publications.

Classic Reprint “All Gold Canyon” by Jack London is part of Zoetrope: All-Story’s Classic Reprint series, in which short stories that inspired films are reprinted to illustrate the narrative relationship between the art forms.

Credits All artwork © Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, except artwork page 36 © Nellie King Solomon. “Some People Thought Good Design Would Save the World” from Making the Invisible Visibleby Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, © 2018 by Barbara Stauffacher Solomon and distributed by Owl Cave Books.