BIG FICTION publishes long-form fiction and creative nonfiction with substance, texture, and urgency. We love to read prose crafted in language that echoes off the page. We welcome the experimental and traditional, and we want stuff that's stylistically, narratively, and emotionally intelligent.

We receive and publish book reviews all year round.


We welcome reviews of novellas that you've read and loved, that you've read and engaged with on a material or stylistic level, that you've read and wrestled with on a narrative or character level. We ask that as you explore the content, you investigate the mode. What makes it work as a novella? What makes the work function differently than had it been a novel? The goal is to collectively to create an in-progress definition as we compile book reviews across months and years. We publish a new book review every month, unless you flooded us with great reviews and challenge us to keep up with you. Challenge us as often as you'd like.


We accept online submissions via Submittable (here you are!). Fill out the short form—including title, a brief cover letter, and your e-mail—and upload your work below.

Please submit only one piece per form, and only one piece per reading period. We try to respond between 3-6 months. If you have not heard back from us after six months, feel free to query us at

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