Who knows—a short story could be your debut novel’s first chapter.
Submissions to our annual Pure Fiction issue are due November 15.
Submit your short fiction to the Reader’s 11th annual Pure Fiction issue.
Our 2009 fiction issue, featuring stories by Benjamin Kumming, Stephen Markley, Natalie Edwards, Will Fletcher, and Robert Cass
“Stein had a knife in the hip pocket of his jeans, which he thought was kind of weird.”
“I used to be pregnant.”
“It’ll be fine, Alex. Just relax and don’t get excited. FBI’s a bunch of limp-wristed handjobs anyway.”
“Look at him right now, he’s hitting balls with your drunk asshole dad.”
“Let me ask you a question though man: Do you take dumps at work?”
The Reader’s annual fiction issue comes out in December. We’re taking submissions for another month.
Submissions are being taken for the Reader’s 2008 fiction issue.