Fiction International

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Call for Submissions: World in Pain

We are currently no longer accepting fiction submissions for our 2018 issue World in Pain. We are still accepting visual art through February 15, 2018.

Fiction International will accept submissions for an issue responding to the theme of World in Pain from October 1, 2017 to February 15, 2018.

Fiction, non-fiction, and indeterminate prose texts of up to 5,500 words as well as visuals which address "World in Pain" are welcome. Please submit online through Submittable or by mail from 10/1/2017 to 2/15/2018 to the address listed on this page. We will consider submissions of narrative, anti-narrative, and indeterminate texts but only accept submissions reflecting the theme. Please read sample texts from our catalog to become familiar with our thematic focus and our unique global perspective. Recent themes have been: Fool, Taboo, Fluids, Real Time/VirtualAbout SeeingDV8WallsThe Artist in WartimeFreakAnimals, and Abject/Outcast. Please visit our website if you wish to subscribe, or you may purchase past journals through Amazon.

We accept all submissions (text and images), including those from agents, online or through mail.

Hard copy submissions must be printed out, accompanied by an SASE, and mailed to:

Harold Jaffe, Editor
Fiction International
San Diego State University
Dept. of English and Comp. Lit.
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-6020 USA

Please ensure that all submissions are submitted as close to print-ready as possible. This is especially crucial for images. We exercise all due care in handling manuscripts, but we cannot be responsible for loss. Please allow three months for reply.

If submitting through Submittable or by mail isn't possible, we may accept emailed submissions providing you receive approval in advance. Do not email without receiving prior approval. Should you have any questions, please email the editor at:

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