Fiction Filter
  1. Meanjin

    One of Australia’s leading and longest-running literary journals, Meanjin Quarterly publishes essays, fiction, and poetry by authors ranging from the up and coming to the globally celebrated.

  2. Michael Moreci on what science fiction can teach us about ourselves: ” . . . sci-fi possesses the unique ability to instruct and inform, to subtly—or, at times, not-so-subtly—act as a warning of what happens to worlds overrun with inequality, with war, and with hate.”

  3. The MFA Years

    Founded and edited by Caitlin Neely, The MFA Years follows the experiences of first and second year MFA candidates in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

  4. All My Stories Are Political. I Checked.

    Phenderson Djèlí Clark on getting political in sci-fi/fantasy: “It informs my writing. It informs my characters. It informs my imagination. It informs my very reason for creating. I guess I’ve always known I was a political writer of SFF. Because there are no ‘non-sci-fi/fantasy issues.’”

  5. “But in her very last post, in a poem that she wrote a quarter of a century ago, Le Guin left us with what often seems like the only possible answer: ‘And I will honor only / my people, the powerless.’”

  6. Imaginary Blurb

    Michael Wehunt was writing an imaginary blurb for his not-quite-finished novel when it turned into a short story of its own, a brief but powerful meditation on books and their tremendous power to move us.

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  7. Jellyfish Review

    An online journal committed to creative nonfiction and flash fiction of 1,000 words or fewer. “We have a soft spot for beautiful things with stings.”

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  8. Bad Boys

    “Before they learned to tie their shoes, the boys could loop the long silhouettes of their footie pajamas into nooses. When she took away their craft scissors, they chewed their nails to points, sharpened their teeth on the chipped ceramic edges of the bathtub.”

  9. Castoffs

    It’s the well-wrought characters in Cynthia Guenther Richardson’s short fictional piece, “Castoffs” that will grab you and keep you reading.

  10. Flash Fiction: Water

    A story in one hundred words, from Desmond Prize-winning novelist Claire Fuller: “It made me laugh, to see how they believed my joke. But the nag reared up and Lewin fell. There was screaming but no one jumped in to save him. We was all too afeared.”

  11. The Citron Review

    The editors at The Citron Review, who all met in the creative writing program at Antioch University of Los Angeles, share a passion for the short form — “powerful prose that packs a punch.” They publish poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction

  12. Know Your Audience

    “I became aware of this phenomenon—people believing fiction is true—some years before this mass delusion about a popular novel swept the nation.” At The Mendocino Humanist, Todd Walton recounts his experiences with audiences who assume his stories are autobiographical.

  13. One Day Music Came

    “There was something in the tones, between the tones that made the world seem like a better place, the sky a bit bluer, the problems lighter to carry.” The writer and illustrator at Fictionspawn Monsters tells a tale in which music brings hope and joy.

  14. Five Things We Love at The Chicago Review of Books

    Explore The Chicago Review of Books, a literary publication.

  15. Tin House

    Tin House offers an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews and covers both established authors and undiscovered writers.