American Short Fiction

There are presently no open calls for submissions.



***We have temporarily closed regular submissions over the summer to do a little housekeeping. Submissions will reopen September 1st. We look forward to reading your work in the fall.***

American Short Fiction has published, and continues to seek, short fiction by some of the finest writers working in contemporary literature, whether they are established, or new, or lesser-known authors. In addition to its triannual print magazine, American Short Fiction also publishes stories online. We also hold two yearly contests, the American Short Fiction Prize, and the American Short(er) Fiction Prize for stories fewer than 1,000 words. All our submission guidelines can be found here.