About

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 for stories by Kevin Barry, Helen Oyeyemi, Brad Watson and Marina Warner. Our current issue includes fiction by Toby Litt, Carol Mavor, Cynan Jones, Luke Kennard and Mary O’Donoghue, plus our competition winner. Artwork by David Shrigley.

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

Contributing Editors  Helen Oyeyemi, Ali Smith, Toby Litt, Mike McCormack, Gerard Donovan, Joe Wenderoth,                                                                         Anthony Caleshu, Jayne Anne Phillips and Rattawut Lapcharoensap

Interns                               Viona Deconinck, Helen Harrison, Alexandria Meinecke, Monica Guerrasio

Contact: editor@shortfictionjournal.co.uk