About Z


Z MAGAZINE is an independent magazine of critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the U.S. It sees the racial, gender, class, and political dimensions of personal life as fundamental to understanding and improving contemporary circumstances; and it aims to assist activist efforts for a better future. Z Magazine (ISSN 1056-5507) is published monthly except for a combined issue in July/August (Vol 7/8). Copyright © 2014 by The Institute for Social and Cultural Communications.


ARTICLES: We welcome unsolicited submissions. Due dates are the 25th of each month. So articles received by November 25 will be considered for January, etc. Email them in word document or rich text format to lydia.sargent@zmag.org.

ZAP LISTINGS/ADS: We welcome short events listings, news releases, etc. Send by the first of the month for inclusion in the following month’s issue. Zap listings and ads are free at our discretion.

GRAPHICS: Cartoon and photos welcome.


RATES FOR 2014 (for print and online access)

U.S.: One Year $36

Two Years $65

Three Years $92

One Year Low Income $28

One Year Libraries and Institutions $50

Back issues/replacement issues $7 each

Canada & Mexico: One Year U.S. $46

International: One Year U.S. $57

Your subscription will start with the next available issue and should arrive by the fifth of each month at the latest (except for the July/August double issue, which should arrive around July 10). If you aren’t getting Z, email eric.sargent@zmag.org.


Same price as subscriptions. Renewal notices are sent to U.S. subscribers with fewer than three issues due. International subscribers will not receive renewal notices (too costly) so please note issues due on your label and renew when you have three issues due. All subscription orders should be prepaid as we are unable to bill. 

Subscriptions to Online Only

Z Magazine goes online around the 25th of the prior month (go to www.zcommunications). To gain access, go online and sign in.

Change of Address

Please notify us immediately if you move. Send a card with your new address and old zip to Z Magazine or email eric.sargent@zmag.org.

Other Z Projects

Z Videos

Over 70 videos are available at our online Z Store; or email eric.sargent@zmag.org for a free catalog.

Z Books

We are now publishing Z Books for Kindle (available through Amazon); print books (15 plus shipping) can be purchased at the Z Store or by contacting Z.


Bookstores/other magazine outlets should contact Disticor Newsstand Services (marshab@disticor. com, ext 245; www.disticor.com; 905-619-6585; Fax 905- 619-2903).


We survive through income from paid subscriptions, sales of videos and books, online Sustainers, individual donations. and periodic fundraising. We are non-profit, tax exempt under the Institute for Social and Cultural Communications. To donate by mail, send checks payable to Z Magazine, 18 Millfield Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543 (508- 548-9063). To donate online go to: www.zcommunications.org and become a Sustainer.

Z Staff

Our staff collective (there are no bosses, executive directors, or hierarchical job assignments) includes: Lydia Sargent, Eric Sargent, and Michael Albert.

Contact Information

Send subscription/video/book orders, renewals, articles, zaps, graphics, and letters by email to zmag@zmag.org or by mail to Z Magazine, 18 Millfield Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543; 508- 548-9063 Z Magazine is a project of www.zcommunications.org.