Fiction International Issue #47 Phobia/Philia Cover Art

Fiction International‘s issue for 2014, themed Phobia/Philia, is currently being put together. Take a look at this sneak peek of the issue cover art and the list of contributors.


Harold Jaffe’s “Salvation Mountain,” dedicated to Leonard Knight

Leonard Knight, the creator of Salvation Mountain in the Salton Sea desert, passed away at age 82 on February 10th, 2014. Fiction International’s editor-in-chief and friend of Leonard, Harold Jaffe, has a piece entitled “Salvation Mountain” which is dedicated to the late artist and can be viewed here.

Amazon Kindle Countdown Sale for Harold Jaffe’s Anti-Twitter

The Kindle edition of Editor-in-Chief Harold Jaffe’s book Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories will be on sale from January 20th until January 24th. The sale price goes up slightly each day, so make sure to get your copy early!

Purchase the Kindle edition of Anti-Twitter from Amazon.

January 20th at 8:00 am PST: $.99 (81% savings)

January 21st at 11:00 am PST: $1.99 (61% savings)

January 22nd at 2:00 pm PST: $2.99 (41% savings)

January 23rd at 5:00 pm PST: $3.99 (21% savings)

ENDS January 24th at 8:00 pm PST with original list price of $4.99


Harold Jaffe’s Othello Blues Now Available

Editor-in-Chief Harold Jaffe’s book Othello Blues has been revised and republished and is now available for purchase. You can find Othello Blues on Amazon.

Dedicated to legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, Othello Blues is as edgily brilliant as a Robert Johnson solo. Like Johnson’s blues, Jaffe’s futurist blues novel surprises and impresses with its harshness and lyricism, its uncanny twists and turns.

Set in New York City and delta Mississippi in the mid-21st century, Othello Blues features Othello (called Otis) on guitar, Cassio on bass and Iago on harmonica and jew’s harp. Desdemona is the guileless, white wife of Otis and advocate of Cassio. All three are fatally victimized by the treacherous Iago, who has to be one of the most captivating villains in recent literature.

Though rooted in Shakespeare’s tragedy and subtly adhering to fundamental aspects of that drama, Othello Blues is at the same time a parable of lust, racism, delta blues and lean, syncopated prose.

Superstition Review: Issue 12 and Launch Party

Superstition Review is the online literary magazine produced by creative writing and web design students at Arizona State University. Founded by Patricia Colleen Murphy in 2008, the mission of the journal is to promote contemporary art and literature by providing a free, easy-to-navigate, high quality online publication that features work by established and emerging artists and authors from all over the world. We publish two issues a year with art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction and poetry.


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.