Short Fiction is a high-quality online journal (previously also in print, since 2006), 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 also publish original art work, as we enjoy the possibilities of dialogue between literature and the visual arts, and want to support all forms of artistic practice. 

Our back issues feature work by Kevin Barry, Helen Oyeyemi, Kit de Waal, Colin Barrett, Benjamin Percy, Marina Warner and others.

If you want to support what we do - and help to pay contributors better - please consider 

buying us a metaphorical coffee at our Ko-fi page - or donating directly via the PayPal button below.

Managing Editor: James Young             Executive Editor: Ruby Cowling

Editorial Board: Agri Ismaïl // Emma Kittle //  Susannah Dawes // Lu Feng // Laura Smith

Susan Downer // Kira McPherson // Alicia Mietus // Judith Wilson

Illustrations Editor: Lu Feng

Web Editor: Liam Harkin            Proofreader: Malin Bohman

Contributing Editors:  Tom Vowler, Helen Oyeyemi, Ali Smith, Toby Litt, Mike McCormack, Gerard Donovan,

Joe Wenderoth, Anthony Caleshu, Jayne Anne Phillips and Rattawut Lapcharoensap.


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