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Defiant Scribe is coming back!

After twenty editions and nearly three hundred pieces, Defiant Scribe went on hiatus in August of 2019. But we’re preparing to return with an all-new edition on April 14, 2023. We are currently accepting submissions: If you’re interested in writing for us, please visit this page to submit your story. You can also join our mailing list to be notified when our next edition 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. You can also peruse a collection of some of our favorite stories below.

We look forward to telling new tales and welcoming back our readers and writers on April 14. See you then!