Fiction International

The latest issue of Fiction International

As part of The Town Crier’s ongoing announcement of literary contests and magazine submission calls across North America, we present an open call out for Fiction International from associate editor Susan Grace.

Any idea what time it is? No? Good. I’m hoping that means you’ve been writing feverishly all day—or night, as the case may be—and now you’re winding down, still on your writer’s high, and checking out some of your favourite blogs. Or, maybe you’ve been struggling to get into the zone, and you’ve come here to gin up some inspiration. Whatever your reason, you’re (in the words of Jesus Jones) right here right now. And as providence has it, there’s a submission call you won’t want to miss.

Beginning October 1, 2016 and ending February 15, 2017, Fiction International is accepting submissions for its annual print journal. We are looking for fiction, nonfiction, indeterminate prose, and visuals that address this year’s theme: Fool. Fiction International, in print since 1973, is an award-winning, literary-cultural journal, known for its emphasis on formal innovation and social activism. We publish both new and established authors from around the world, some of whom include William Burroughs, Clarice Lispector, Robert Coover, Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Abish, Kathy Acker, Ai, Allen Ginsberg, Alberto Moravia, Pierre Guyotat, George Perec, Michel Serres, Claribel Alegria, Tadeus Konwicki, J.M. Coetzee, Bessie Head, Roque Dalton, Luisa Valenzuela, Einar Schleef, Lya Luft, Mridula Garg, Kanuko Okamuto, and Michael Morrisey.

For submission details, visit us at

While you’re there, check out our catalogue. Each journal contains a selection of short stories that you can read for free to get an idea of what we’re looking for. Or, if you can swing it, you can always go to Amazon and order one of our journals—not required, but greatly appreciated! Our most recent is Fluids and coming this fall, Taboo.

Whether the day was primed or dry, you’re right here right now. Think about Fool. Think about innovation and activism. Think about Fiction International. We’d love to see your work!

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