The San Diego State University Collection; Harold Jaffe, Editor in Chief.

Issue #54



Compassion
Issue #53



Algorithm
Issue #52



Body
Issue #51
Issue 51 World in Pain cover
World in Pain
Issue #50
Issue 50 Fool cover
Fool
Issue #49
Issue 49 Taboo cover
Taboo
Issue #48
Issue 48 Fluids cover
Fluids
Issue #47
Issue 47 Phobia/Philia cover
Phobia/Philia
Issue #46
Issue 46 Real Time/Virtual cover
Real Time/Virtual
Issue #45
Issue 45 About Seeing cover
About Seeing
Issue #44
DV8
Issue #43
Walls
Issue #42
The Artist in Wartime
Issue #41
Freak
Issue #40
 Animals
Issue #39
Abject / Outcast
Issue #38
Sacred / Shamanic
Issue #37
War / Resist
Issue #36
Ecstasy
Issue #35
Fetish
Issue #34
Madness II
Issue #33
Madness
Issue #32
Sabotage
Issue #31
Terror(isms)
Issue #30
Pain II
Issue #29
Pain
Issue #28
Visual Writing from Brazil
Issue #27
Political Correctness
Issue #26
Beuyscout Shock Tales
Issue #25
Mexican Fiction
Issue #24
Japanese Fiction
Issue #23
Visual Art Against War
Issue #22 (double issue)
Pornography & Censorship
Issue #21
Issue #20
American Indian Writers
Issue #19.2
AIDS Art
Issue #19.1
Third World Women Writers
Issue #18.2
Issue #18.1
Issue #17.2
 Futurismo
Issue #17.1

Issue #16.2
Central American Writing
Issue #16.1
Issue #15.2
Issue #15.1
Writing & Politics

The St. Lawrence University Collection; Joe David Bellamy, Editor in Chief.

The writer and editor Joe David Bellamy founded and edited Fiction International in New York from 1973 to 1982, and during that period established Fiction International as one of the outstanding innovative writing literary journals in the US.

Bellamy published writers such as Gary Snyder, Walter Abish, Joyce Carol Oates, John Gardner, Asa Baber, and Harold Jaffe. Respecting Jaffe as a writer and editor and realizing that Jaffe had just been hired at SDSU, Bellamy offered the journal to Jaffe and SDSU for $13,000.  Jaffe approached Dean Detweiller who offered to split the sum  with Jaffe. Thus the journal came to SDSU which published its first issue in 1983 on Literature and Politics.

Jaffe enlisted his colleague Larry McCaffery to co-edit the journal and McCaffery remained as co-editor from 1984 until 1992. Since then Jaffe has edited Fiction International singly. In the ensuing years Jaffe changed the concentration of FI into a literary-cultural journal with a double emphasis on Innovation and Social Activism. Published writers include many of the outstanding figures of tour time: Allen Ginsberg, Kathy Acker, Clarice Lispector, John Edgard Wideman, Lawrence Feringhetti, William Burroughs, John A Williams, Luisa Valenzuela, Georges Perec, and numerous significant writers abroad.

Special issues have included American Indian Writing, Third World Women’s Writing, Japanese Fiction, Central American Writing, etc. Other thematic issues are cited above.

Issue #14
Love Stories / Love Poems
Issue #13
New Writers for the Eighties
Issue #12
Moral Fiction
Issue #10/11
Asa Baber
Issue #8/9
Robley Wilson, Jr.
Issue #6/7
Various
Issue #4/5
Various
Issue #2/3
Various
Issue #1
Various