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).



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. Send 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: Cartoons, illustrations, photos are welcome.


All subscription orders should be prepaid as we are unable to bill. Your subscription will start with the next available issue. Z should arrive by the fifth of each month at the latest (except for the July/August double issue, which should arrive around July 15). If you aren’t getting Z, email eric.sargent@zmag.org. 


The most recent TWO months of Z Magazine online (same content as print) are available at www.zcomm.org to print subscribers and sustainers only (SELECTED articles from the two current issues are free as well). Archive articles are free to all. Go to our website to sign up.


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


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



Bookstores and other magazine outlets should contact Disticor Newsstand Services (mraucci@disticor.com).



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 the Z office.


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.zcomm.org.


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


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, fax: 508-457-0626. Z Magazine is a project of Z Communications (www.zcomm.org).