We use fiction all the time. It’s how we describe ourselves to friends, how we plan a route through a grocery store, how we evaluate the candidates in an election, how we conceptualize what “the right thing” is, how we forgive ourselves. The fiction we encounter in books is a microcosm of the fictions we encounter throughout the day. Reading is conditioning for life. To be a better reader is to be a better person.
Fiction Advocate is a community of people devoted to reading better. We publish fiction, essays, and literary criticism. We publish books. We interview authors, critique new writing, comment on the publishing industry, and recommend films and music. We look to reading for a way forward in the world.
We are always open for pitches and submissions.
We’d love to hear from you at fictionadvocate [at] gmail [dot] com.
.EDITORS Brian Hurley Michael Moats . ART DIRECTOR Matt Tanner . CONTRIBUTORS E. B. Bartels Diksha Basu Kyle Boelte Mackenzie Brady Zach Borenstein Courtney Bowman Matt Bucher Caitlin Callaghan Don Carpenter Jennifer Cayer Will Chancellor Lindsey Drager Melissa Duclos Matthew Gavin Frank Kim Fu Paul Gasbarra J. M. Geever Kaya Genç Tyler Gillespie Dan Gonzalez Georgi Gospodinov John Kendall Hawkins Dale Herd Jaime Rochelle Herndon Shane Hinton Claire Needell Hollander Brian Ted Jones Eva Jurczyk Matthew Kaberline Alexander Kalamaroff David H. Krause Jeff Lennon Jessa Lingel Michelle Lipinski Nathan Lynch Alain Mabanckou Ryan MacDonald Ben Marcus Ilana Masad Lee Matalone Kirk Michael Shawn Andrew Mitchell Julie Morse Brian Nicholson Lauren O’Neal Kelsey Osgood Graham Oliver Ben Oreskes Amy Pence Christine Perez Janette Platana Dan Pribble Amarnath Ravva Brook Reeder James Reich Robert Rosenberger Tatiana Ryckman Jocelyne Saucier Jason Schwartz Nina Schuyler Chris Tarry Ryan Teitman Cam Terwilliger Matthew Thomas Hannah Thurman Erica Watson Troy James Weaver Ashley Wells Luke Wiget Kim Winternheimer Karl Wirsing Carolyn Yates . . . .