Established 1985. Seeking submissions for Volume 33, Spring 2020.

The Beloit Fiction Journal publishes the best in contemporary short fiction. Traditional and experimental narratives find a home in our pages. We publish new writers alongside established writers. Our fiction-only format allows us to consider very long as well as very short stories. We occasionally publish excerpts.

Work first appearing in BFJ has been reprinted in award-winning collections, including the Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, the Flannery O’Connor and the Milkweed Fiction Prize collections and has received the Iowa Short Fiction award. BFJ has published work by A. Manette Ansay, Rick Bass, Mark Brazaitis, Lan Samantha Chang, Gary Fincke, Robin Hemley, Karl Iagnemma, Dennis Lehane, Cris Mazza, John McNally, Maura Stanton, Ron Wallace, Gordon Weaver and Mark Wisniewski.

$2,000 and publication will be awarded to the top unpublished story on any theme.

One story per entry/multiple entries OK. Maximum 7,000 words. All entrants will be considered for publication, and will also received a copy of the Beloit Fiction Journal, Vol 32.

The award may be split at the judge’s discretion. Deadline Dec. 10, 2018. Winner will be announced in March, 2019.

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