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Defiant Scribe is back! We’ve returned with an all-new Spring 2023 edition, which you can read below.

You can also join our mailing list to be notified when our next issue is released. In the meantime, if you’re looking for our existing library of short stories and flash fiction, be sure to visit our Edition Archives. Nonfiction work—like interviews, articles and essays—can be found on our Blog.

We’ll be releasing our Summer 2023 edition on July 7, and we’re currently accepting submissions. If you’re interested in writing for us, you can submit your fiction or creative nonfiction here.