How to Send in a Submission

Call for Submission for the theme of “Refugee.”

Fiction International will accept submissions in response to the theme of “Refugee” from October 1, 2022 to February 15, 2023.

Fiction, non-fiction, and indeterminate prose texts of up to 5,500 words as well as visuals which address the theme of “Refugee” are welcome. Please submit online through Submittable or by mail from 10/1/22 to 2/15/2023 to the address listed on this page. We will consider submissions of narrative, anti-narrative and indeterminate texts but only accept submissions reflecting the theme.

Please read sample texts from our catalog to become familiar with our thematic focus and our unique global perspective. Recent themes have been: DreamCompassion, Algorithm, Body, World in Pain, Fool, Real Time/VirtualAbout SeeingDV8WallsThe Artist in WartimeFreakAnimals, and Abject/Outcast.

We accept all submissions (text and images), including those from agents, online or through mail.

Online submissions must be submitted through Submittable at
Hard copy submissions must be printed out, accompanied by an SASE, and mailed to:

Harold Jaffe, Editor
Fiction International
San Diego State University
Dept. of English and Comp. Lit.
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-6020 USA

Please ensure that all submissions are print-ready. For printing purposes, submitted visuals must be grayscale (no color) and have a resolution of 300 dpi. Also, to prevent cropped visuals, please consider that our printing page size is 7 x 7 inches. Acceptable image formats are JPEG, TIFF, and PNG. We exercise all due care in handling manuscripts but cannot be responsible for loss. Please allow one to three months for a reply.

If submitting through Submittable or by mail isn’t possible, we may accept emailed submissions providing you receive approval in advance. Do not email without receiving prior approval. Should you have any questions, please email the editor at: