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Launched: March, 2000
Members: 123,753
Submissions: 684,709
Reviews: 102,031

2000: Joined as an upstart writing in his second language.

2016: A publisher of a literary magazine, a co-editor of literary anthologies, the author of a novel with a major NYC publisher, the author of a hundred plus published stories on 3 continents, and a judge of literary contests.

Thank you, my fellow writers and critics.

Mark Budman

Member since 2000

I find Zoetrope essential for furthering craft. There's a nook or cranny here for everything.

Jeff Rose

Member since 2000

Out of the old Horror Library office at Zoe came a host of publications by Cutting Block Books and others, including the Horror Library and Tattered Souls anthologies. Between them those earned maybe half dozen annual Bram Stoker Award nominations for best anthology. Also 'Dark Recesses' magazine, since folded. I'm a literary editor today, because I once wandered into the Horror Library. None of that happens, without Zoe first provided the collaborative space and inspiration.

Frank J. Hutton

Member since 2002

When I first became a Zoetrouper, in the summer of '98, the woman sitting across the table was living 6,200 miles away. We wrote a screenplay together, then a book, and now she's my wife. Coming up on 17 years. Other members have encouraged and helped me to publish other books, too. I've found several collaborators here, and even some trusty employees, so FFC's workshops have been the source of many good things in my life.

Alan C. Baird

Member since 2000

It's impossible to overstate the importance of the Zoetrope Virtual Studios in my growth as a writer. I joined in 2000 as a complete novice. I would not still be writing today if it were not for the kind mentorship and encouragement of the talented and accomplished writers on this site. I owe so much to Zoetrope. It continues to be an excellent space for creativity and connection with other artists. Many thanks to Francis Ford Coppola and everyone involved.

Kathy Fish

Member since 2000

One of my greatest pleasures in workshopping on Zoetrope has been recognizing talent in others, encouraging them and seeing them succeed.

William Brill

Member since 2000

I joined Zoetrope in 2001 and being here has done nothing but improve my writing.
Four novels
Four books of poetry
One book of short stories.


Member since 2001

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