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Fiction International

Issues per Year: 
Less than 1,000
Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Literary Fiction
Representative Authors: 

We have published works by authors such as William Burroughs, Robert Coover, Edmund White, Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Abish, Kathy Acker, Ai, Allen Ginsberg, Alberto Moravia (Italy), Pierre Guyotat, George Perec, and Michel Serres (France), Claribel Alegria (Nicaragua), Tadeus Konwicki (Poland), J.M. Coetzee and Bessie Head (South Africa), Roque Dalton (El Salvador), Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina), Einar Schleef (Germany), Lya Luft (Brazil), Mridula Garg (India), Kanuko Okamuto (Japan), Michael Morrisey (New Zealand), among others.

E-publication, Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 - Feb 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Contributor copies only

Editorial Focus

Fiction International is the only literary journal in the United States emphasizing formal innovation and progressive politics. Each year, Fiction International selects a theme and accepts fiction, non-fiction, and indeterminate prose that addresses the theme. The journal is edited by Harold Jaffe.

Tips From the Editor

Please do write to the theme. Issue 49 is themed: taboo.

Contact Information

Harold Jaffe, Editor
San Diego State University
Dept. of English & Comp. Lit.
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-6020

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Last updated: August 31, 2016

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