Announcing Our American Short Fiction Contest Winners!


We are so pleased to announce that Elizabeth McCracken has chosen the winners of our 2015 American Short Fiction Contest. The first place prize goes to Leona Theis, for her story “How Sylvie Failed to Become a Better Person Through Yoga.” The second place prize goes to CJ Hauser for her story “Gala 4135.” […]

ASF & Lit Crawl Austin Present: Whose Line Is it Anyway?


We are excited to join Lit Crawl Austin to present our second installment of “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” a hilarious and highbrow night of literature, guessing games, and other foolish fun. Come hang out at Wonderland Austin with Texas Book Festival authors Elizabeth McCracken, Lauren Groff, Alexandra Kleeman, Benjamin Markovits, and Skip Horack, and watch these […]

New: Audio of Authors Reading Their Online Fiction


Big news, friends. Since January, we’ve been working on a little project: from here on out, you’ll be able to find audio content for our online exclusives embedded with the text of the stories and over on our Soundcloud page.

Best American

Nonrequired 2015

Congratulations to Ammi Keller, whose story, “Isaac Cameron Hill,” will be anthologized in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015, edited by Adam Johnson! The story originally appeared in ASF Issue 58.

Baltimore Authors Respond to the Death of Freddie Gray: A Reading and Community Conversation


Join ASF and the University of Baltimore on May 13th for a reading and conversation with Baltimore writers who’ve recently confronted the death of Freddie Gray. Authors Jane Delury, Michael Downs, Derick Ebert, Kenneth Morrison, Lia Purpura, Deborah Rudacille, Khaliah Williams & others will read at 8 PM at UB’s Merrick School of Business.

Come and Take It: Texas Lit Party at AWP

Kick off your AWP with Texas’s finest indie presses and lit mags. Come have a drink on us at Liquor Lyle’s on Wednesday April 8th from 7 PM until the whiskey runs dry. With your hosts: American Short Fiction, The Austin Review, Bat City Review, Foxing, Gulf Coast, Litragger, NANO Fiction, and A Strange Object.

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