Fiddleblack’s literary journal has operated since 2010 with a distinct focus on written works, mainly fiction, with a strong “sense of place.” Our ISSN is 2161-7295.

The journal is published irregularly, usually amounting to three to four issues per year. While we have no specific genre or stylistic requirement, we tend to publish works of fiction that are transgressive at heart. We accept a small amount of submissions out of many.

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Journal Issues

Fiddleblack #20

In which we celebrate some kind of achievement and look back at the years.

Published 03-31-2016

Fiddleblack #19

In which we dig down to find that empty space at the bottom, and wherein we wish for wings that work.

Published 08-11-2015

Fiddleblack #18

In which we learn that one bite can take off your whole arm, and wherein we comprehend our love for fast food and stewardesses.

Published 01-27-2015

Fiddleblack #17

In which we brush up against a shark while watching lights in the sky, and wherein we finally meet one of the founders of the system.

Published 08-25-2014

Fiddleblack #16

In which there are lizards and snakes and an octopus visage, and wherein an important message is best left unsent.

Published 05-30-2015

Fiddleblack #15

In which we explore Ted Bundy’s legacy and depressive coping methods, and wherein we reference Song of the South twice.

Published 02-10-2014

Fiddleblack #14

In which we return to regret, and wherein we travel backward in our hearts as we age a hair closer to the end.

Published 10-25-2013

Fiddleblack #13

In which we conclude a horseback journey, and wherein we visit a Cracker Barrel.

Published 07-26-2013

Fiddleblack #12

In which we're watched from afar and visited by strangers, and wherein we're broken apart and reduced to earth.

Published 06-25-2015

Fiddleblack #11

In which we cross the Pacific, and wherein we touch on the necessity of journey, tufted hopes, and sunrise.

Published 05-20-2013

Fiddleblack #10

In which all we're able to account for are bodies, and wherein we learn how it is that hogs are bodies too.

Published 04-22-2013

Fiddleblack #9

In which we celebrate Christiana Spens' keen eyes and ears that have recorded imaginary transgressors far across the sea.

Published 03-20-2013

Fiddleblack #8

In which all is ruined and nothing is well, and wherein we interview a brief man and glimpse our true cosmology via deviance.

Published 02-20-2013

Fiddleblack #7

In which we accept some limitations to the mortal state, and wherein it is sensibly recommended that you avoid Sixth Street.

Published 12-12-2012

Fiddleblack #6

In which we see men go through different kinds of love, and wherein we see a man go missing forever and a long way from home.

Published 11-15-2012

Fiddleblack #5

In which we walk through neighborhoods of the American middle class, and wherein we often stop along the quiet streets.

Published 08-28-2012

Fiddleblack #4

In which we hear the story of an enmuraled man, and wherein we discover the endpoint of a dark Sisyphean highway.

Published 05-01-2012

Fiddleblack #3

In which antipastoralism is exampled, and wherein we see highways and half ways, the real South and Jesus.

Published 02-20-2012

Fiddleblack #2

In which a sheltered winter cabin grows quite small, and wherein the Earth opens up for a young man in the city.

Published 11-11-2011

Fiddleblack #1

In which we find the violence of the sun, and wherein there is talk of mountains rockcovered and craggy like teeth.

Published 09-13-2011