Berkeley Fiction Review looks for innovative short fiction that plays with form and content, as well as traditionally constructed stories with fresh voices and original ideas. It invites submissions of previously unpublished short stories year-round and publishes annually.
The editors nominate for the O. Henry, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart prizes.
Tips From the Editor
Consider if your work is saying something new or saying something in a new way. Per our mission guidelines, we seek out innovative storytelling, whether in content or in form. Also consider if your work is conscientious of any potentially problematic material that appears in your work.
Please read submission guidelines for more details on how reading periods vary by genre.