Short FICTION is a high-quality print and online journal, publishing some of the finest short stories from around the world.
Many of our authors are long celebrated, others we’ll take credit for as our discovery. We take special care to prepare each writer’s work with bespoke front-illustration and within its own chapbook of space. Each issue also features a 16-page centrepiece of an artist whose work we admire. Our aim is to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue between literature and the visual arts, exploring the potential for collaborative artistic practice. In short, we believe the literary journal should be a thing of beauty.
See our back issues and fiction archive for stories by Kevin Barry, Helen Oyeyemi, Benjamin Percy, Marina Warner and others. Our current issue features 13 beautifully illustrated stories from around the world. 180 pages including Nick Holdstock, Kit de Waal, Colin Barrett, Ríona Judge McCormack, Inderjeet Mani, plus our competition winner, Michelle Coyne. Artwork by Lisa Stokes.
Editor Tom Vowler
Assistant Editors Lucy Durneen Zoe Lambert
Associate Editors Ruby Cowling Fran Mulhern Rhoda Greaves
Illustration Editor Ashley Potter
Readers Jamie Edgecombe Liam Harkin
Intern Helen Harrison Alexandria Meinecke
Contributing Editors Helen Oyeyemi, Ali Smith, Toby Litt, Mike McCormack, Gerard Donovan, Joe Wenderoth, Anthony Caleshu, Jayne Anne Phillips and Rattawut Lapcharoensap