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The 2017 Fiction Issue

'Intimacy,' a Story by Joyce Carol Oates

A celebrated visiting writing professor regrets her decision to hold office hours after sunset when a male student—an outlier who writes graphically violent, autobiographical stories—comes in and demands more attention than she wants to give him.
Joyce Carol Oates
The 2017 Fiction Issue

VICE Magazine's 11th Annual Fiction Issue Is Now Online

We have stories from Joyce Carol Oates, Tim Parks, Ottessa Moshfegh, David Shields, Alexia Arthurs, and many more.
Amie Barrodale
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
VICE Premiere

Answering Joyce Carol Oates with a Song

Singer-songwriter and novelist Ben Arthur has written an album of "answer songs," and one of them is based on “Forked River Roadside Shrine, South Jersey,” a Joyce Carol Oates story that appeared in our most recent fiction issue. Give it a listen.
Ben Arthur
The Fiction Issue 2013

Employees of the Month

A. L. Major is a recent graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. She is currently working on her novel Dismantle the Sun. She won a Hopwood and the Geoffrey James Gosling Prize for her work.
VICE Staff

The Top Ten Most Frequently Played Songs on Several Famous Authors’ iTunes

If Jonathan Safran Foer wakes up with an erection, he immediately puts on Bon Iver’s “Towers” and takes care of business.
Blake Butler