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American Short Fiction

Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
1,000 to 2,500
Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 

Joyce Carol Oates, Don Lee, Susan Steinberg, Ander Monson, Maud Casey, Chris Bachelder, Benjamin Percy

Reading Period: 
Dec 1 - May 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-6 stories an issue, usually 2 'new voices' a year

Editorial Focus

A quarterly, American Short Fiction (ASF) strives to discover and publish new fiction in which transformations of language, narrative, and character occur swiftly, deftly, and unexpectedly. We are drawn to evocative language, unique subject matter, and an overall sense of immediacy.

Tips From the Editor

Any issue of ASF will give writers a good sense of the type of fiction we publish. If our selections are not your cup of tea, we probably aren't a good fit for you.

Contact Information

Stacey Swann, Editor
P.O. Box 301209
Austin, TX 78703

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Last updated: December 2, 2013

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