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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. After a brief hiatus, we are revving up for a re-launch—BIG FICTION 2.0—March 2019. We are looking forward to sharing our discoveries and re-launch excitement with you at AWP 2019 in Portland, OR.

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




BIG FICTION welcomes a new editorial staff and an expanded vision. Our re-launch issue, slated for March 2019, will bring together some of the most exciting fiction writers around, alongside a feature long-form essay that explores one of biggest of all fictions: the American experiment.


Additionally, the re-launch issue will feature an excerpt from Avery Irons' Glass Men, winner of the 2016 Knickerbocker Prize as selected by Shann Ray, author of American Copper. The Knickerbocker Prize was a collaboration with Dock Street Press that hoped to discover some of the best fiction in novella form. Though we have temporarily discontinued the contest, we will breathe new life into it soon enough.


Avery Irons is a writer and advocate for the rights of systems-involved children. Her writing has appeared in the African American Review and She has a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Born in central Illinois, she currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. 

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