PREORDER THE SPRING 2017 ISSUE FEATURING:
Children's Home by William Klein
Gifts by Joanna Pearson
Evolve by Jeff Moscaritolo
Next to Godliness by Lacey Jane Henson
Own/Now by Kevin McLellan
Paint by Number by Devi S. Laskar
A Distance by Fiona Inglis
Party Line by Matthew Vollmer
Autophagia by Melissa Stephenson
+Decline/Accept: Summer of Dying Bees by Anna Paikert
+One to Watch: Interview with Lori Ostlund by Sejal Patel
+Winners of Premium Edition Contest (Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry)
+Interviews with short story authors
+Illustrations by Justin Burks
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+Short Stories: In print and handsomely designed
+Poetry: From new and emerging authors
+Nonfiction: Provocative and insightful essays
+What We Talk About: In-depth interviews with each author
+Hand-drawn Illustrations: Detailed and stunning
+Story Statshot: Surprising facts on each story's journey to publication
+Decline/Accept: We declined it; another publication accepted it
+One to Watch: Discover what's up and coming in the literary world
We accept short story, poetry, and nonfiction submissions via Submittable and by mail year-round.
We pay our contributors cash, promote their forthcoming publications on our blog and social media, and treat them like literary rockstars.
If we don't publish your story and someone else does, we'll add you to our ever-growing Decline/Accept list.
The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is open each year from April 1 - May 15 and offers $2500 in prizes.
Our guest judges have included the likes of Aimee Bender, Ben Fountain, Christopher Castellani, and Andre Dubus III.
Many past winners cite the contest as a launching point for their writing career, going on to secure agents, publishing contracts, or starting their own lit mag.
Every short story published by Carve since 2007 (100+ stories and counting) is free to read online, because good honest fiction should never disappear into obscurity.
Our stories have earned notable recognition from the Pushcart Prize and twice won 1st in the Million Writers Award.
Each story is tagged with themes and craft elements so you can quickly discover other honest stories in our archives.