At Fiction Advocate we believe reading is practice for living; it enables us to understand ourselves, each other, and the narratives that surround us.
With an emphasis on fiction, creative non-fiction, and literary criticism, our mission is to champion new voices and new techniques, to place literature in surprising new contexts, and to demonstrate the value of a fierce debate.
Our founders have worked for Little, Brown and Company, Simon & Schuster, Oxford University Press, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, and the Barack Obama administration. Our award-winning books have been recognized by The New Yorker, Bookforum, and NPR. Contributors to our web site have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Award, among many other honors.
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Brian Hurley is the Books Editor at The Rumpus and a former columnist at Electric Literature. His writing has appeared in The Millions, Full Stop, and Gigantic. He used to be the linguistics editor at Oxford University Press in New York City. Now he works at a book publishing start-up in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Michael Moats is mostly a writer for other people, and has written for a governor, cabinet officials, a presidential candidate, and a couple of CEOs. He is also the author of The Real Holden Caulfield and Words, Words, Words: The Infinite Jest Liveblog. He lives in New York City and at @mikemoats.
Matt Tanner is a writer, editor, and recovering graphic designer. He has worked as an in-house book cover designer for both Little, Brown and Simon & Schuster and served as Interviews Editor for The Rumpus. Originally from Georgia, he now lives in Rhode Island, where his primary employment is explaining why he doesn’t have an accent..
E.B. Bartels is from Massachusetts and writes nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Toast, The Butter, xoJane, Ploughshares online, and the anthology The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35, among others. E.B. has an MFA from Columbia University, and she runs an interview series on Fiction Advocate called “Non-Fiction by Non-Men.” You can visit her website at www.ebbartels.com, see her tweets at @eb_bartels, and read her haikus about strangers’ dogs at ebbartels.wordpress.com.
Andrea Gregovich is a writer and translator of Russian literature. Her first translated novel USSR: Diary of a Perestroika Kid was published by Fiction Advocate in 2014, and her translation of Nadezhda Belenkaya’s Wake In Winter was recently released by Amazon Crossing.
Nina Schuyler’s latest novel, The Translator, was published by Pegasus Books. It won the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Writing Prize. Her debut novel, The Painting, was published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill and was nominated for the Northern California Book Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco as well as The Writing Room.CONTRIBUTORS Kirstin Allio Gina Apostol Jess Arndt Howard Axelrod Eve Babitz A. Igoni Barrett E. B. Bartels Diksha Basu Greg Baxter Sean Beaudoin Nadezhda Belenkaya Andra Belknap Kyle Boelte Kelly Hedglin Bowen Mackenzie Brady Summer Brennan Holly Brubach Zach Borenstein Courtney Bowman Matt Bucher Halle Butler Nickolas Butler Clay Byars Caitlin Callaghan Italo Calvino Claire Cameron Don Carpenter Jennifer Cayer Will Chancellor Simon Chandler Stephan Eirik Clark Diane Cook Lindsey Drager Melissa Duclos Brandon Dudley Alison Entrekin Eric Farwell Grant Faulkner Joshua Max Feldman John Flynn-York D. Foy Matthew Gavin Frank Leora Fridman Kim Fu Daniel Galera Matthew Gallaway Paul Gasbarra Amina Gautier J. M. Geever Kaya Genç Tyler Gillespie Jennifer Glen Paul Goldberg Tod Goldberg Dan Gonzalez Georgi Gospodinov Amelia Gray Magin LaSov Gregg Louisa Hall Omar Robert Hamilton John Kendall Hawkins Dale Herd Jaime Rochelle Herndon Shane Hinton Sarah Hoenicke Claire Needell Hollander David Huebert Lindsay Hunter Joe Ide Kristen Iskandrian Nick Joaquin Benjamin Johncock Brian Ted Jones Eva Jurczyk Matthew Kaberline Alexander Kalamaroff Jaroslav Kalfař Deepti Kapoor Etgar Keret Rosalie Knecht William Kotzwinkle David H. Krause Lola Lafon Jamilah Lemieux Jeff Lennon Jonathan Lethem Forrest Leo Jessa Lingel Michelle Lipinski Patricia Lockwood Nathan Lynch Alain Mabanckou Ryan MacDonald Bethany Marcel Ben Marcus Ilana Masad Lee Matalone Courtney Maum Megan McDowell Rosemary McGuire Lina Meruane Kirk Michael Shawn Andrew Mitchell Ottessa Moshfegh Julie Morse Andrés Neuman Brian Nicholson Franz Nicolay Viet Thanh Nguyen Amélie Nothomb Jenny Offill Rashod Ollison Lauren O’Neal Kelsey Osgood Graham Oliver Ben Oreskes Derek Palacio Amy Pence Christine Perez Helen Phillips Janette Platana Brian Platzer David Plick Dan Pribble Ben Purkert Brontez Purnell Angela Qian David Byron Queen Amarnath Ravva Melissa Reddish Frank Reddy Brook Reeder James Reich Amie Reilly Robert Repino Rob Roberge Robert Rosenberger Jess Row Colter Ruland Tatiana Ryckman Fortunato Salazar Samuel Sattin Jocelyne Saucier Jason Schwartz Nina Schuyler James Scott Jade Sharma Dan Shurley Renee Simms Sharon Simonson Jacob Singer Alexis M. Smith Nathan Smith Emma Smith-Stevens Amber Sparks Micah Stack Bae Suah Matt Summell Hal Sundt Kaj Tanaka Chris Tarry Ryan Teitman Emili Teixidor Cam Terwilliger Matthew Thomas Hannah Thurman William VanDenBerg Erica Watson Troy James Weaver Alexander Weinstein Ashley Wells Mary Vensel White Meg Whiteford Luke Wiget Max Winter Kim Winternheimer Karl Wirsing Bernard Wolfe Evie Wyld Mika Yamamoto John Yargo Carolyn Yates Nell Zink Zoe Zolbrod . . . .