About

F(r)iction is the imprint of the international literacy nonprofit Brink Literacy Project. At the heart of our mission to increase literacy rates and engagement with storytelling, F(r)iction draws together the best works from our education programs and submissions.

At F(r)iction, we embrace the new, the weird, and the unconventional.

We believe that great publishing should push the boundaries of literary convention and advocate for emerging voices. Whether it’s traditional literary fiction or genre-bending sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, we look for stories, poetry, and nonfiction that move us to think in new ways and challenge our assumptions about the world. 

Take a risk. Break with tradition.

Pick up F(r)iction.

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Editor-in-Chief
Dani Hedlund

Managing Editor
Andrew Jimenez

Deputy Editor
Helen Maimaris

Associate Managing Editor
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Mia Herman

Fiction Editor
Kaley Kiermayr

Poetry Editor
Anna Suszynski

Features Editor
Evan Sheldon

Senior Editors
Kenneth Fleming
Stefanie Molina

Art Director
Dani Hedlund

Assistant Art Director
Helen Maimaris

Contributing Art Director
John Schindehette

Contributing Editors
David Abrams
David Galef
Isaac Marion
Scott O’Connor
Jeremy Radin
Josie Sigler

Junior Editors
Chase Bailey
Suzie Bartholomew
Mackenzie Bowers
Emily Brill-Holland
Thomas Chisholm 
Amanda DeNatale
Ariel Fagiola
Amanda Farbanish
Rebecca Hannigan
Madelien Hosack
Carolyn Janecek
Alyssa Jordan
Maribel Leddy
Lauren Lopez
Kaitlin Lounsberry
Dylan Louis
Sonya Minner
Zoe Nepolello
Jordan Ryder
Samantha Samakande
Eileen Silverthorn

Artists
Enrica Angiolini
Arthur Asa
Ejiwa Ebenebe
Tyler Champion
Brian Demers
Ryan Gajda
Kiyoung Kim
Elliot Lang
Alyssa Menold
Daniel Reneau

Bookstores

In the US and Canada, find us in more than 750 Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million locations, as well as the independent bookstores listed below.

If you know a bookstore that would like to carry us, please contact us.

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Colorado
Boulder Bookstore
1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302

BookBar
4280 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO 80212

Tattered Cover
2526 E Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Tattered Cover
1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Tattered Cover
Aspen Grove
7301 S Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120

Kentucky
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Lexington Green
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503

Ohio
Books & Co.
The Greene Shopping Center
4453 Walnut Street
Dayton, OH 45440

Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Rockwood Pavilion
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Mac’s Backs
1820 Coventry Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Work for Us

If you’ve ever met one of our wonderful F(r)iction staffers, you’ll quickly learn that almost every one of them was once an intern in our Publishing Internship Program.

This program is run by our parent nonprofit organization, Brink Literacy Project. While our publishing internships are a great way to get a crash course in the literary industry, they can often provide a path to what can become a long and rewarding professional relationship. Please check the Brink internship page for more information.

Public Resolutions on Diversity and Inclusion

We are always actively working to address issues of diversity and inclusion in our business practices. To this end, we are currently developing:

  • An accessibility review of frictionlit.org and brinklit.org, our social media practices, and our digital issues of F(r)iction
  • An invitation to writers to optionally self-identify their diverse background through Submittable 
  • Increased financial accessibility to F(r)iction by reducing our submission fees—we cut them in half in September 2019, and we’re working to do more.
  • A sensitivity reading process for our general submission