The Fiction Edition is here! We received more than 900 original short stories from around the world and finally, you can now read 12 of the best. There’s murder mysteries by the sea, family secrets unfolding on a moonlight beach, unexpected love stories, and a child left behind at a birthday party. Happy reading!
There is something special about our annual Fiction Edition. It’s in the 12 wonderful short stories from writers around the country. It’s in the stellar illustrations by Guy Shield that make this issue a work of art. It’s the way fiction expands our worlds, helps us make sense of this one, and allows us to experience life from other perspectives.
The Fiction Edition is also dedicated to discovering new talent. This year, we received a record number of submissions: a whopping 905 stories. These were whittled down to 12 by judges Claire Cao and Melissa Fulton, and the editorial team. There’s an extra 16 pages, made possible thanks to the generous support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, to showcase even more writing, and give you even more time to kick back and enjoy that simple pleasure of discovering a good read.