Liberation Lit: Call for Partisan Fiction

Liberation Lit seeks ”progressive partisan” fiction (stories only) of any length. Liberation Lit is the fiction journal of Mainstay Press, which publishes fiction “geared to social change.” Lib Lit stories are published online on a rolling basis and then periodically collected in book form.

Lib Lit seeks fiction that may be deemed too partisan or didactic or otherwise overtly factual and political for publication by most corporate presses.

For authors who might be uncomfortable with didacticism in common story forms, we suggest considering the form of a fictive essay – an oral or written appeal, cry, missive from a clearly identified and delineated fictive person (that is, character) who is representative realistically or fantastically of some actual stratum, niche, sweep of society. We are looking for essayistic or narrative topical, heavily fact-based, issue based, progressive partisan work – fact-rich fiction.

Our view is that didacticism or other overt progressive partisan content (e.g., abundant implicating, enlightening public facts as background to some private narrative) need not necessarily rule out the use of significant formal elements of ambiguity that commonly serve to enrich fiction.

Send queries or stories by attachment to editor at mainstaypress dot org. Include brief author bio and story overview.

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