Fiction International

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Call for Submissions: Dream

Fiction International will accept submissions for an issue responding to the theme of Dream from October 1, 2021 to February 15, 2022.

Fiction, non-fiction, and indeterminate prose texts of up to 5,500 words as well as visuals which address "Dream" are welcome. Please submit online through Submittable or by mail from 10/1/2021 to 2/15/2022 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: Compassion, Algorithm, Body, World In Pain, Fool, Taboo, Fluids, Real Time/Virtual, About Seeing, DV8, Walls, The Artist in Wartime, Freak, Animals, and Abject/Outcast. Please visit our website if you wish to subscribe, or you may purchase past journals through Amazon.

Important note: We are more inclined to publish shorter work. If your longer piece is outstanding, we are more than happy to publish it. However, the closer to the end of the submission period we get (and the more pieces we accept), the less likely we are to accept longer pieces.

Please submit only one piece (or collection of up to 5 flash pieces) at a time. Please allow three months for reply. Please also wait until you hear from us before submitting again. NO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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. 

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:

Fiction International