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After twenty editions and nearly three hundred pieces, Defiant Scribe ended its run in August of 2019.

While the magazine is no longer accepting submissions or publishing new material, our website will remain online indefinitely, meaning that you can continue to read all our previously-published content. If you’re looking for short stories and flash fiction, be sure to visit our Edition Archives. You can also peruse a collection of some of our favorite stories below.

Thanks to everyone who wrote for Defiant Scribe, read Defiant Scribe, or otherwise supported us! We couldn’t have done it without you. Stay defiant!