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Defiant Scribe is now releasing editions on a seasonal basis. Our most recent issue, Summer 2023, was published on July 21. You can find the stories below.

You can also join our mailing list to be notified when our next issue is released, or follow us on Instagram for updates. In the meantime, if you’re looking for our existing collection of short stories and flash fiction, be sure to visit our Library. Older works can be found in our archives.

We’ll be releasing our Fall 2023 edition on October 13, and we’re currently accepting submissions. We’re seeking creepy, scary, eerie or unsettling stories, in honor of the Halloween season. If you’re interested in writing for us, you can submit your fiction or creative nonfiction here.