Last Day To Enter the Deathmatch!

The Indie Writers Deathmatch Submission deadline is today at 11:59PM. The Deathmatch is for the short-stories that come from the scabby hole in your left ventricle – the one that makes you cheat and steal and put-out and everything else that you hide from your grandparents. Enter Here For a chance to win the Indie Writers Makeover – that’s […]

Revolution On Rye – Online Exclusive Fiction

Jim Doering gives us a revolt against deli prices in this months online exclusive. In January, our online fiction will be replaced by Broken Pencil’s online short story tournament: The Indie Writers Deathmatch. Click here to submit and here for more information. “Plastic-covered paperclips will be the first to go when the peasants revolt. Mark […]

Issue 72 fiction – Hostages

In Nadia Ragbar’s Hostages, big changes and whiffs of confusion swirl around a woman who put off sleeping for far too many years and the accountant who might be too late to save her.  There are three things to know about Lisa Primi: 1. she will have an anaphylactic reaction to bee stings that she isn’t aware […]

Rocket Man – Online Exclusive Fiction

Another Kind of Thing you Feel in your Back — Exclusive Fiction by Faith Arkorful

Girls – Fresh Fiction by our Newest Fiction Editor

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Little Train Pyjamas

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Things Don’t Break

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Online Exclusive Fiction – John 6:53 by Austin Simpson

Six Questions with Vivek Shraya

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Myths of Wolves

“Art” by Aleksandra McHugh

“How to Write a Love Letter” by Megan Drysdale

“Just the Reds” by Luke Wiget


Flesh and Roaches

I’m Not Scared of You or Anything

No Kind of Man

Deathmatch Winner 2010: Gotta Be Another Way


Kanned Food Comics


Some Dead Guys

Cat’s Club

One on One

We’re Young. We Can Spell.

She Closed her Eyes

Sam Difalco

No…Thank You

The Holes in My Socks


Another Young Lust Story


Forms of Therapy



Rabbit in the Trap

The Jesus

Cory’s Canteen

The Urban Beautification Committee

Other Side of the Hyphen

An {E}xperience


T.V’s Not Evil. I Am.

The Cheerleader

In A Right and Proper Place

Lulu’s Luck

Lo and I Are Laughing

The Day He Left

Alice, Darling

Stinkyhead and the Dean

One Kiss on the Mouth in Mombasa

The Southwest Rapist

How to train a shoe


All Tarted Up

Hold Your Hand

Isn’t He Fantastic

There are Two i’s in Wii

Deathmatch Prize Update!


Jody Gets It



Fake Leather Boots, By Sam Stilson

Tiger Prince

Tipping the Scales

Randal Isaac’s Suicide

Flame Retarded

Things I Don’t Remember

The Sweet Taste of Slavery


Giraffes and Everything

Artificial Plants

Theory of the Say-Koh-Bich

Little Wite Squirel Angel

Some of This is True

Condo Dwellers


The Napoleon Difference

Field Guide to Kleptoparasitism

From Deathmatch 2011: Free Therapy by Colin Brush


Last Winter Here



Amsterdam at Midnight


do i look like i’m smiling?