Fiction Magazinenon-fiction magazine
The Fiction magazine was established in 1972 by Mark Jay Mirsky, Donald Barthelme, Jane Delynn and Max Frisch. During the first years, fiction was released in tobloid form and showed experimentally written works by authors such as John Barth, Jerome Charyn, Italo Calvino, Ronald Sukenick, Steve Katz, Russell Banks, Samuel Beckett and J.G. Ballard.
Later it was published as a more conventional literature magazine that publishes brief works by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Reinaldo Arenas, Isaac Babel, Donald Barthelme, Mei Chin, Julio Cortazar, Marguerite Duras, Natalia Ginzburg, Clarice Ginzburg, Jamaica Kincaid, Clarice Lispector, Robie Macaulay, Robert Musil, Joyce Carol Oates, Manuel Puig, John Yau and others.
Fiction, as you can conceive, consists of a small team of committed writers and we work on a mobile tenderbase. You can be sure that your application will be reviewed if you haven't received any news from us.
Submission - Fiction
Note that we have amended both our readings and our filing policy. Because of the large number of entries and the wish to give due consideration to as many entries as possible, we regret that entries that do not comply with our rules will not be accepted.
If you are not a subscriber, you should check several editions of the magazine before you submit it to see if your work matches fiction. Parts of the latest edition and past editions can be found on this page. The fiction department reads unasked scripts from 15 October to 15 April. We recommend a stay of less than 5,000 words, but we will be reading stories, novels and novels of any length.
We don't release fiction, non-fiction, plays, scripts, poems, hybrids or unasked interview. Concurrent entries are welcome. In the event that your contribution is otherwise approved, we ask you to immediately remove it from our entry managge. When you have sent us your entry by e-mail, please let us know that you no longer wish your contribution to be considered.
It is regrettable that we cannot directly receive unasked entries by e-mail. Please refer to the following rules for submitting by post or via our online filing managers. If you have questions about the state of a submitted entry or would like to cancel an entry sent by post, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fiction, as you can conceive, consists of a small team of committed writers and we work on a mobile tenderbase.
It can therefore take up to 9 month for us to check and reply to your application. Entries should be submitted in one go (no more than 2 in the same file when uploaded to our entry manager) and no more than 2 per readings.
The submission supervisor will keep you from filing a second submission until the first one is answered by our people. All entries that go beyond these restrictions will unfortunately be rejected. No sci-fi, romantic, juvenile literature, etc. are accepted. Like the name says, we only release fiction.
Do not include screenplays, theatre pieces, poems, hybrids, non-fiction or interview. Although from a historical point of view we have taken into consideration extracts from books for publishing, we cannot release complete books in their totality and we cannot do so. To send us an extract of an unreleased novel, please include this in your covering note and include only the choice of novel you wish to include, not the complete work.
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