Fiction International 46 is Shipping This Week!


Fiction International‘s latest issue is being shipped to subscribers this week!

The journal’s 46th issue is packed with new works exploring the theme “Real Time/Virtual.”

The issue can still be ordered online. Follow that link and click the cover to preview some of the latest stories.

After ordering FI 46, take a moment to submit to our upcoming issue on “Phobia/Philia.” We’re accepting submissions through December 15.

Fiction International’s New Issue Is Now Available

ImageThe Fiction International office just received its latest issue from the printers. Readers can now order their own copies online!

The magazine’s 46th edition tackles “Real Time/Virtual”:

 “Virtual” is not just interfacing with “real” time but devouring it–at least in “developed” nations. Half the world, including much of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the elderly everywhere still inhabit real time, but these millions scarcely count. The electronic revolution/devolution seems unstoppable. Who is really profiting from it?

Order now for new work by:

Tyrone Nagai, Charles Lowe, Norman Conquest, Samantha Memi, J.S. Kierland, Shane Roeschlein, Thomas Fuchs, Adam Klein, Larry Fondation, Ryan Francis Kelly, Guy R. Beining, D. Harlan Wilson, Tara Stillions Whitehead, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Robert Hamburger, Michael Hemmingson, John Edward Lawson, Paul Forristal, Michelle Herold, Andy O’Clancy, Natalie Quave, Chad Stroup, Randall Lahrman, Ryan Forsythe, Jo Ellen Aragon, Carla Wilson, Francois Bereaud, Michael Filas, Gary Lain, and Harold Jaffe.

Halina Duraj Is This Week’s Living Writers Series Author

Halina DurajThe Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series continues this week with guest author Halina Duraj. She will read from her work on October 9th at San Diego State University, the publishing home of Fiction International.

Duraj is an assistant professor in the English Department at University of California, San Diego. Augury Books in New York City recently announced that its first collection of short stories will be Duraj’s The Family Cannon. Her stories have previously appeared in The Sun, Fiction, Witness, and other journals.

For more than 25 years, SDSU has hosted the writers series in order to highlight both established and emerging authors. The events are free and open to the public. This week’s event with Duraj takes places on Wednesday, October 9th at 7 p.m. in Love Library, Room 430, at SDSU.

Fiction International turns 40! And other upcoming events!

FI40thThe celebration continues in May with a slew of outstanding events. Just to get a taste, here’s what we’ve got planned so far:

May 1st
Fiction International editor Harold Jaffe reading at SDSU’s Love Library

May 9th
Fiction International presents a multi-media reading by four of San Diego State University’s MFA graduate students: Carla Wilson, Shane Roeschlein, Andy O’Clancy, and Ryan Forsythe.

May 15th
Our big 40th celebration at The Whistle Stop Bar! Join us in celebrating 40 years of innovative, social-activist writing. Friends and staff of Fiction International will come together to toast the accomplishments of this vanguard journal.

Hope you can make it out to one, if not all, of these exciting events! See you soon.

Fiction International 40th Anniversary Celebration! March 1st at the Museum of the Living Artist

On Friday, March 1, Poetry & Art Series 2013 features Fiction International with writers Harold Jaffe, Katie Farris, and San Diego’s own Jimmy Jazz. These renowned authors will read with select Fiction International assistant editors from SDSU. This arts and culture event takes place in the Museum of the Living Artist, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for treats, refreshments and live music by Nathan Hubbard. Members are free; $5 at the door, or guests may bring wine to share and get in free.

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Fiction International is an SDSU-affiliated journal dedicated to progressive political ideals and innovative forms of fiction and nonfiction. Edited by Harold Jaffe, Fiction International turns 40 this year.

Harold Jaffe is the author of 20 books, including 13 fiction (or docufiction) collections, five novels and two volumes of essays. He is a professor of creative writing, English and comparative literature at SDSU. His work has been translated into 15 languages, and has appeared in City Lights Review, Paris Review and Best American Stories to name a few.

Katie Farris is a fiction writer, translator, and professor. Farris has taught at UC Berkeley and Brown University and has served as a Visiting Professor at New England College’s MFA Program. She currently teaches fiction, poetry, and comparative literature at San Diego State University. Her fiction, translations, and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, Verse, Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, Green Mountains Review, Washington Square, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Brooklyn Rail and other publications.

Jimmy Jazz has read poetry at a bowling alley in Chicago, a punk squat in Phoenix, a clothing store in Los Angeles, The Fringe Festival in New York, and at myriad universities, theaters, coffee shops, galleries, bars and bookstores. He has written five novels and edited the web mag Pirate Enclave since 1999. Since finding unemployment, he has written an exhaustive 500-page memoir/history called The Book of Books.  He is celebrating the release of two novels – House of the Unwed Mother and The Cadillac Tramps.

Ryan Forsythe is a writer, editor, artist, and dad from Cleveland, now living here in San Diego, though he calls the mythical state of Jefferson home, after running a hostel in Redwood National Park for 4 years with his wife and children. His recent publications include If You Don’t Read This The Terrorists Will Win (Black Scat Books, 2012) and Dick Cheney Saves Paris: a personal and political madcap sci-fi meta- anti- novel (Love Earth, 2011). Ryan will be graduating in May with his MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University.

Dani Heinemeyer is an MFA Fiction student at San Diego State University and a grant writer in Balboa Park. A native of South Dakota, she studied creative writing at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Goldsmiths College in London. She spent the last six years in New York City writing grants and hanging out with dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History, followed by more grant writing and avant-garde performances she didn’t understand at Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Julie Harris is a writer and artist originally from New Mexico. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and a minor in History from New Mexico State University in 2012, graduating with distinction in University Honors. As an undergraduate, she received several English awards, including the Sutherland-McManus Award for prose. She is currently in the Master of Fine Arts program at San Diego State University studying fiction.

Charlie Griggs is a San Diego State University MFA Fiction student. He is originally from Maryland and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Florida State University. His writings remain largely unpublished, but with a novel in the works as well as an ever-growing surplus of short stories, he intends to change that posthaste.

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