The Beloit Fiction Journal publishes the best in contemporary short fiction. Work first appearing in the BFJ has been reprinted in award-winning collections, including the forthcoming Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Stories have gone on to receive the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, and the Iowa Short Fiction award. The BFJ has published work by Rick Bass, Mariette Ansay, Denise Lehane, Maura Stanton, and Mark Wisniewski.
We are open to literary fiction on any subject or theme. Stories may be from one to sixty pages in length, though longer pieces will have a more difficult time finding acceptance than shorter ones. Open reading period from Aug. 1st – Dec. 1st.
For more information on guidelines and submission instructions, visit our website.