The Forge Literary Magazine was founded by volunteers from the Fiction Forge, an international online writers’ forum, which counts amongst its members and alumni winners of numerous literary awards, including the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, the Bridport Prize, the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Pinch Literary Award in Fiction. Former members’ novels have been published by Bloomsbury, Chatto & Windus, Sceptre, Headline and Little, Brown. Our all-volunteer staff shares editorial duties equally, we pay our contributors, and our taste is wide-ranging and eclectic. The Forge Literary Magazine is a project of Forge Literary Press, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the state of California.
Yosh Haggerty is a translator by day, editor, webmaster and literary instigator by night. She is the publisher of the Forge Literary Magazine.
Jack is an expert toy vivisectionist and the official mascot of the Forge Literary Magazine.
Our Copyediting Policy
FLM does not use a standard style guide, striving, instead, to achieve accuracy and internal consistency within each published piece. We aim to respect the voice, language choices and personality of each individual writer, reflecting the wide range of English variants used internationally. Punctuation and spellings of certain words (eg color/colour) will therefore vary from piece to piece. Editors will, at their discretion, make suggestions for improvements but changes are discussed with the writer before publishing.
Forge Flash Fiction Anthology
The Forge Anthology is a collection of over 30 pieces of startling and thought-provoking flash fiction from award-winning writers of the Fiction Forge, many of whom edit the Forge Literary Magazine.All proceeds go directly toward paying the contributors and funding the Forge Literary Magazine.Purchase the ebook now!
Frances Gapper’s New Collection
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“These stories emerge from a sensibility singular in its proportion of dreaminess to vigilance, merriment to mordant wit. And then there’s the skilled sentence work, right down to the placement of commas. Frances Gapper seems to write from the very heart of the eerie everyday, and as you read this you’ll be glad you joined her there.” —Helen Oyeyemi