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Here are 15 Best Short Story Magazines you should follow in 2024

1. Apparition Literary Magazine » Short Fiction

Apparition Literary Magazine » Short Fiction Apparition Literary Magazine brings you the best in unexpected speculative fiction. Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It's fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. Check out the magazine and read the short fiction stories posted in the magazine. Apparition Lit seeks original, unpublished speculative fiction and poetry.
Publication apparitionlit.com
Facebook Followers 746Twitter Followers 5.2KInstagram Followers 714 Frequency 4 posts / month Get Email Contact

2. SmokeLong Quarterly

SmokeLong Quarterly SmokeLong Quarterly was established in 2003 by Dave Clapper. They are dedicated to bringing the best flash narratives to the web quarterly, whether written by widely published authors or those new to the craft. The term 'smoke-long' comes anecdotally from the Chinese, who noted that reading a piece of Flash takes about the same length of time as smoking a cigarette.
Publication smokelong.com
Facebook Followers 6.5KTwitter Followers 22.4K Frequency 5 posts / quarter Get Email Contact

3. The New Yorker Magazine » Short Stories

The New Yorker Magazine » Short Stories Since its inception in 1925, The New Yorker has transformed from a local comic paper to a global powerhouse in journalism, culture, and entertainment. With its weekly magazine, digital platform, audio content, and live events, it sets the standard for rigorous reporting, insightful commentary, and engaging storytelling.
Publication newyorker.com
Facebook Followers 4.5MTwitter Followers 8.7MInstagram Followers 8.5M Frequency 30 posts / quarter Get Email Contact

4. Apex Magazine » Short Fiction

Apex Magazine » Short Fiction A literary genre fiction zine for fans of the strange, the surreal, the shocking. Apex Magazine is an online zine of fantastical fiction. They publish short stories and flash fiction filled with marrow and passion, works that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display.
Publication apex-magazine.com
Facebook Followers 11.4KTwitter Followers 27.9KInstagram Followers 2.3K Frequency 4 posts / month Get Email Contact

5. CafeLitMagazine

CafeLitMagazine CafeLitMagazine brings you short stories to be consumed with a favourite beverage. Check out the short stories posted by the contributors. Read the stories and learn more about the authors and the website. Get to know about interesting plots and get inspired by the fictional works.
Publication cafelitmagazine.uk
Twitter Followers 576 Frequency 1 post / day Get Email Contact

6. One Story

One Story One Story began in 2001. Hannah Tinti and Maribeth Batcha saw short stories disappearing from high-profile print publications and smaller literary magazines folding. They knew that with fewer venues for short fiction, emerging writers would have a hard time getting noticed, and short stories could fall by the literary wayside. One Story publishes one great short story at a time. We bring people together through reading, writing, and learning about short fiction.
Publication one-story.com
Facebook Followers 9.9KTwitter Followers 36KInstagram Followers 6.5K Frequency 6 posts / quarter Get Email Contact

7. Story Magazine

Story Magazine Story is a tri-annual print publication devoted to the complex and diverse world of short fiction. Since 1931, work that originally appeared in Story has been reprinted dozens of times in editions of The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, and The O. Henry Prize Stories.
Publication storymagazine.org
Facebook Followers 1.9KTwitter Followers 3.3KInstagram Followers 2.3K Frequency 12 posts / quarter Get Email Contact

8. The Fiction Desk

The Fiction Desk The Fiction Desk are short story publishers, devoted to encouraging and promoting short story writing. Their regular anthologies of new short fiction feature a diverse range of established award-winning authors and newcomers, all brought together by the love of a well-written short story.
Publication thefictiondesk.com
Frequency 1 post / quarter Get Email Contact

9. Funny Pearls » Short Stories

Funny Pearls » Short Stories Funny Pearls is an online journal dedicated to showcasing humour by women. We feature short stories, true stories, and an audio collection. They cover love, family, style, travel, food, work, and politics. Browse the magazine and read the short stories posted by various authors.
Publication funnypearls.com
Twitter Followers 1.3KInstagram Followers 681 Frequency 1 post / month Get Email Contact

10. Silver Sun Books

Silver Sun Books Indie Bites is a quarterly indie fantasy anthology, created to promote the work of indie authors. It features short fantasy fiction (prose and poetry) from self-published, hybrid, and unpublished authors, together with author interviews. Their mission is to get the work of indie authors into the hands of as many readers as possible.
Publication silversunbooks.com
Twitter Followers 561 Frequency 5 posts / year Get Email Contact

11. American Short Fiction

American Short Fiction American Short Fiction selects and publishes short stories, short shorts, novellas, and novel excerpts by established and super-new writers. It is their goal to discover and publish the best fiction they possibly can-stories that dive into the wreck, that stretch the reader between recognition and surprise, that conjure a particular world with delicate expertise-stories that take a different way home.
Publication americanshortfiction.org
Facebook Followers 6.8KTwitter Followers 13.4KInstagram Followers 6K Frequency 1 post / quarter Get Email Contact

12. Literally Stories

Literally Stories Literally Stories is all about short stories. Literally. It was created by writers for writers. It exists to showcase a wide spectrum of short story fiction from new and emerging writers to more seasoned authors. Their first story was published on 17th November 2014, and they hope to publish many more.
Publication literallystories2014.com
Facebook Followers 538Twitter Followers 3.3K Frequency 1 post / day Get Email Contact

13. Litro Magazine

Litro Magazine Litro provides a forum for new and experimental writing, whilst nurturing literary development. It's one of the best literary magazines about literature, culture, and innovation, for emerging writers and established, award-winning authors. Founded in 2005, Litro sits at the intersection of technology, the creative arts, and literature.
Publication litromagazine.com
Facebook Followers 4.1KTwitter Followers 10.2KInstagram Followers 1.2K Frequency 5 posts / month Get Email Contact

14. Structo

Structo Structo is an independent literary magazine. They publish short stories, poetry, interviews, and essays. They often publish work in translation and more. Each issue contains remarkable new short stories and poetry from all around the world, alongside essays and interviews with authors and others.
Publication structomagazine.co.uk
Twitter Followers 3.7K Frequency 3 posts / year Get Email Contact

15. bandit.

bandit. bandit. are digital publishers who believe in outstanding fiction. The bandit. community is a place where readers and writers can grow and engage with the literary scene. Championing new, high-quality, and entertaining writing that is in touch with the craft of fiction, every piece of short fiction they publish is hand-picked by The Editor, edited alongside the author, and published directly to the website.
Publication banditfiction.com
Facebook Followers 26Twitter Followers 4.2K Get Email Contact

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Short Story Media List

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Author Name Email Designation Media Outlet Twitter Handle Twitter Follower LinkedIn Profile
Addie Citchens Contributornewyorker.com
Jessie Trudeau Authornewyorker.com@jessiewtrudeau3.2K
Adam Aaronson Authornewyorker.com@aaaronson1.2Khttps://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-aaronson
Olivia Mitra Framke Authornewyorker.com@livienna462https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliviaframke
Carrie Fountain Authornewyorker.com
Michael Ondaatje Authornewyorker.com
Lesley Conner Editor-in-chiefapex-magazine.com/short-fiction@lesleyconner3.3K
Jason Sizemore Publisherapex-magazine.com/short-fictionhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/apexbookcompany/
Rebecca E. Treasure Managing Editor & Flash Editorapex-magazine.com/short-fiction@r_e_treasure1.7K
Marissa Van Uden Associate Editorapex-magazine.com/short-fictionhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/marissavuediting/
Maurice Broaddus Special Fiction Editorapex-magazine.com/short-fiction@mauricebroaddus5K
Michael Nye Editor-in-Chiefstorymagazine.org/archives@mpnye4.7Khttps://www.linkedin.com/in/mpnye/
Travis Kurowski Editorstorymagazine.org/archives
Susannah Watson Editorstorymagazine.org/archiveshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/susannah-watson-04b287233/
ADIE HART Editorsilversunbooks.com@adiehartauthor348
JOSIE JAFFREY Editorsilversunbooks.com@josiejaffrey2.2K
Rebecca Markovits Editoramericanshortfiction.org
Adeena Reitberger Editoramericanshortfiction.org@adeenar726
Amanda Faraone Associate Publisheramericanshortfiction.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-faraone/
Eric Akoto Founder And Editorlitromagazine.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-akoto-frsa/
Catherine Mcnamara Editorlitromagazine.com@catinitaly1.6K
Nat Newman Writerstructomagazine.co.uk/structo/current-issue@lividlili1.6Khttps://www.linkedin.com/in/natnewman/
Richard Morgan Contributornewyorker.com
Jack Handey Authornewyorker.com
Mar Vincent Contributorapparitionlit.com
Tom Okafor Contributorapparitionlit.com
Bernard Mcghee Contributorapparitionlit.com
D.a. Xiaolin Spires Contributorapparitionlit.com
Nadia Radovich Contributorapex-magazine.com
Gill James Contributorcafelitmagazine.uk
Gwencron Contributorliterallystories2014.com
Euan Contributorstructomagazine.co.uk
Carrie Beth Esposito Contributorlitromagazine.com
Jae Vail Contributorlitromagazine.com
S. P. Murphy Contributorlitromagazine.com
Alan Michael Parker Contributorlitromagazine.com
Wendy Lane Contributorlitromagazine.com
Gavin Boyter Contributorlitromagazine.com
Litro Magazine Contributorlitromagazine.com
Daniela Esposito Contributorlitromagazine.com
Jo Davies Contributorlitromagazine.com
Jane Copland Contributorlitromagazine.com
Donna Fisher Contributorlitromagazine.com
Toye Oladinni Contributorlitromagazine.com
Erin Winseman Contributorlitromagazine.com
Jeff Goll Contributorlitromagazine.com
Michael Toolan Contributorlitromagazine.com
David Capps Contributorlitromagazine.com
Roya Khatiblou Contributorlitromagazine.com
Dr Gindi Contributorlitromagazine.com
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