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Hemingway's First Short Story Was Just Unearthed in a Notebook in Florida

The author wrote the 14-page story back in 1909, when he was only ten.
River Donaghey


Short fiction from the April issue of VICE Magazine.
Tim Parks

'When the Sky Fell Down', By Gabriel Krauze

A story from the author of estate noir.
Gabriel Krauze; Illustrations by Krent Able
The 2016 Fiction Issue

'Your Character'

Forty different ways writers torture their characters.
Deb Olin Unferth
The 2016 Fiction Issue

A Story from Roxane Gay's Upcoming Collection, 'Difficult Women'

A girl goes with her father to see his mistress regularly. When her father dies, she pays the mistress one last visit and learns something surprising.
Roxane Gay
The 2016 Fiction Issue


The narrator recounts six brushes with rape in college. In short troubling episodes, he describes things he heard and victims he met—both accuser and accused.
Rafil Kroll-Zaidi
The 2016 Fiction Issue

'Love Stories' by Ottessa Moshfegh

Power oscillates between a man and woman who are trying to make something happen, but can never quite get there.
Ottessa Moshfegh
The Sick Day Issue

'Knives': New Fiction by Paul Maliszewski

His girlfriend had said they needed to talk. It was just like you hear about: the quote-unquote talk.
Paul Maliszewski
The Up Close and Personal Issue

Read This New Short Story, 'The Situations,' from Writer Joyce Carol Oates

In this short piece of fiction from one of America's most prolific writers, we head out on a drive with a family who finds three kittens on the side of the road.
Joyce Carol Oates

Author Ottessa Moshfegh on Phoniness, Power, and Aligning Yourself with 'Rich White People'

We caught up with the author to talk about her new novel and how she sees her popularity as similar to how people like cronuts.
Rita Bullwinkel
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'God's Tea Party,' a new short story by César Aira

God throws Himself a fancy, apes-only birthday party in this wild, new short story from the Argentine master.
César Aira
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Read a Story from Alejandro Zambra's Collection, 'My Documents'

"The Most Chilean Man" is a story from Alejandro Zambra's new story collection, <i>My Documents</i> (McSweeney's), which comes out February 10.
Alejandro Zambra