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Fictionaut brings the possibilities of the social web to literary fiction. Part crowd-sourced magazine, part community network, Fictionaut allows writers of all levels of accomplishment to share their work and connect directly with readers. The constantly updated stream of new stories features fiction, memoir, and poetry by Maud Casey, Matt Bell, Marcy Dermansky, Marc Fitten, Jim Ruland, Pia Ehrhardt, Jedediah Berry, Noria Jablonski, James Robison, Kim Chinquee, Terese Svoboda and hundreds of other established and emerging authors. Fictionaut Groups offer sub-communities dedicated to a wide variety of topics and magazines, including Mississippi Review, Prairie Schooner, Electric Literature, Significant Objects, and Keyhole. A new series called Line Breaks, has featured stories by T.C. Boyle, Antonya Nelson, and Rick Moody.

I wrote about the philosophy behind Fictionaut on the Huffington Post: Why Anyone Can Publish on Fictionaut and Fictionaut and the Future of the Literary Magazine. We've also been covered on Mediabistro, Critical Mass, InventorSpot, VenusZine, and the L.A. Times.

The Fictionaut Twitter feed keeps up with member and literary news. Our blog features interviews with Fictionaut authors, editors, and small presses, and a weekly update of news in the world of literary magazines.

Fictionaut has been in private beta for a year, and we just recently made it visible to the public. The site is still invite-only, but you can request an invite.
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