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. Questions? Please email us.
Additional Readers/Support Staff
Alison Fisher, Barbara Barrow, Briana Loveall, Frances Donnelly, Karen Bellavance-Grace, Sondra Kline, Yosh Haggerty (publisher)
Author payments in 2019 are made possible by a generous donation from Louise Haggerty.
Places We’ve Been
Here is a partial list of where we’ve published collectively (in no particular order): Tin House Online, The Manchester Review, LitMag, Fugue, The Lonely Crowd, Unthology, Hobart, Glimmer Train, Carolina Quarterly, Michigan Quarterly, Indiana Review, Santa Monica Review, Boulevard, Nimrod, New Orleans Review, 3:AM, frigg, Smokelong Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Fiction, Water~Stone Review, Bridport Prize Anthologies, monkeybicycle, matchbook, Catapult, The Pinch, Fourteen Hills, Literal Latté, Confrontation, North American Review, Corium, Forge Literary Magazine*, Lunch Ticket, Jellyfish Review, Vestal Review, CRAFT Literary, Pithead Chapel, wigleaf, Atticus Review, Moon City Review, Hot Metal Bridge, Coachella Review, Everyday Fiction, Virago Press (Asham Award), Bath Short Story Award anthology, IS&T, among many others.
(* Editors and readers who have appeared in the Forge Literary Magazine joined our staff after their work was published.)
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.
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