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We're an online literary magazine devoted to offering free short stories and flash fiction, and writing that is different, defiant, fresh and representative.

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Our latest edition—Defiant Scribe’s third-annual Halloween issue (released October 19th)—can be found below, or by visiting its designated page. It’s packed full of dark and stormy stories in honor of the season.

We have brand-new nonfiction content on our blog, which you can read by going to our Blog page.

Hungry for more? Don’t worry, our next batch of new, bite-sized stories will be released December 21st. The theme: Family. If you’d like to be featured in our December issue, you can submit your short story or flash fiction piece by visiting the Submissions page. We’d love to hear from you.