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Big Fiction celebrates the soul of the long story: generous, transportive, and a little wild. We are an independent journal publishing ambitious and delicious fiction twice a year, in hand-designed letterpress issues. 

"Truly admirable fiction, beautiful presentation, lasting quality. For lovers of any of these, Big Fiction is an indispensable gift."


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  gives a glowing review of our current issue. Many thanks to NewPages and reviewer Julie J. Nichols for your enthusiasm!

First Place: Alan Sincic, "The Babe"

Second Place: Margaret Luongo, "Three Portraits of Elaine Shapiro"

Selected by David James Poissant


To order your copy, please visit our purchase page. Thanks to all who participated in the contest and made this issue possible!




Author News


Sandra Gail Lambert’s first novel, The River’s Memory, has just been released by Twisted Road Publications. Sandra writes memoir and fiction. Among the places her work appears are New Letters, Brevity,The Weekly Rumpus, The North American Review, Arts & Letters, and a variety of anthologies. Excerpts from The River’s Memory, her debut novel, have won prizes from Big Fiction Magazine and the Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest. Sandra lives with her partner in Gainesville, Florida – a home base for trips to her beloved rivers and marshes. Read an interview with Sandra Gail Lambert and Big Fiction Magazine.


View book trailer and order here.  


Author Mylène Dressler’s Pushcart-nominated novella, The Wedding of Anna F. (issue 3), is available now as an e-book from Untreed Reads. Mylène Dressler is a novelist whose work has been praised by the New York Times as “splendid” and by the Christian Science Monitor as “haunting” and “perfect.” A former professional ballet dancer who wrote her first book while a doctoral student at Rice University, she is the author of The Medusa Tree, The Deadwood Beetle, and The Floodmakers. She has held numerous writing residencies, including a Fulbright Fellowship, the Paisano Fellowship and the Carson McCullers Fellowship, and is the current Visiting Writer at Guilford College. She lives and writes in North Carolina and in the canyon country of southern Utah. Congratulations, Mylène!


You can order The Wedding of Anna F. e-book here.






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