Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Alice Hoffman, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Clarice Lispector, Donald Barthelme, Isaac Babel, Italo Calvino, Jamaica Kincaid, Jerome Charyn, John Barth, John Yau, Joyce Carol Oates, Julio Cortazar, Marguerite Duras, Reinaldo Arenas, Robert Musil, and Samuel Beckett.
Reading Period: 
Oct 15 to Apr 15
Response Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$45 for 4 issues, $67 for 6 issues
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

Fiction has traditionally attempted to make accessible the inaccessible, to bring the experimental to a broader audience, but it resents no particular school of fiction, except the innovative. As a result of its willingness to publish the difficult, experimental and unusual, Fiction has a unique reputation in the U.S. and abroad as a journal of future directions. It prides itself on publishing established writers along with new, emerging voices that have not yet been heard.

Tips From the Editor

Before submitting, non-subscribers are encouraged to read several issues of the magazine to determine if their work fits with Fiction. Portions of the current issue and past issues are available to read online at Print versions are available for purchase by single-issue order and subscription on our subscription page.

Contact Information

Mark Mirsky, Editor
Fiction C/O Dept of English
City College of New York
Convent Ave. at 138th Street
New York
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Last updated: Nov 09, 2022