Thrice Fiction Magazine

Thrice Fiction Magazine Fiction Zine for Fiction Fans!

Thrice Fiction is a three-times yearly publication featuring fiction and art

Mission: THRICE PUBLISHING NFP, a private corporation registered in the state of Illinois, reaches outside the mainstream to publish the work of selected writers whose efforts, we feel, need to be seen. It’s flagship publication, THRICE FICTION, has been a platform for presenting this work alongside exceptional artwork since 2011. THRICE ARTS provides design and editing services to writers at large.

Hey! Our April issue No. 25 is out in... APRIL?!? Boy, we really squeaked by this time! As always, you can check it out ...
05/01/2019

Hey! Our April issue No. 25 is out in... APRIL?!? Boy, we really squeaked by this time! As always, you can check it out ABSOLUTELY FREE by downloading a FREE PDF or reading online. So what are you waiting for? Click to it here: http://www.ThriceFiction.com/ — This month's fantastic cover is by the ever-talented Kyra Wilson Art

April submissions for Thrice Fiction are open for the August issue. Please click the "MORE" for the updated guidelines.
04/01/2019
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April submissions for Thrice Fiction are open for the August issue. Please click the "MORE" for the updated guidelines.

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A little behind-the-scenes drama about the art in our latest issue from our Art Director's personal blog...
01/09/2019
Blogography × Behind the Scenes: Thrice Fiction No. 24

A little behind-the-scenes drama about the art in our latest issue from our Art Director's personal blog...

"Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?"

Hey! Did we mention the Twenty-Fourth issue of Thrice Fiction Magazine was released yesterday? We didn't? Well, since we...
01/06/2019

Hey! Did we mention the Twenty-Fourth issue of Thrice Fiction Magazine was released yesterday? We didn't? Well, since we we're late with the issue, it only makes sense we're late with the announcement! As always, you can check it out ABSOLUTELY FREE by downloading a FREE PDF or reading online. So what are you waiting for? Click to it here: http://www.ThriceFiction.com/ — This month's awesome cover is by Seigar!

01/02/2019

As you might have guessed, our December issue is running a bit late! We had a couple artists have to drop out at the last minute, so we're scrambling to get images for those stories. We are planning to release Thrice Fiction No. 24 on Friday, and it will be worth the wait!

We haven't had to advertise submission calls for the last two years. And from the look of the incoming mail there's no n...
12/06/2018
Thrice Publishing Submission Manager

We haven't had to advertise submission calls for the last two years. And from the look of the incoming mail there's no need for it again. But there are maybe a couple friends here who might want to know.

Thrice Fiction Magazine, is open for submissions to the end of the year. Here's how to get there. There may be some big announcements coming from us in the next six months. If you've always wanted to get into Thrice but haven't yet... GO!

https://thricepublishing.submittable.com/submit

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Thrice Publishing operates on a narrow branch far out on a remote limb of a slender tree. It costs money just to have a ...
12/01/2018
Thrice Publishing

Thrice Publishing operates on a narrow branch far out on a remote limb of a slender tree. It costs money just to have a bank account, and we do rely on donations as well as purchases of our books and magazines.

In an era of relative truths and the abandonment of alternative writers by the Big 5, there has never been a more important time to keep the small press alive.

Please visit this page and consider making a tax deductible donation. We are a 501(c)3. OR - even better - scroll down the page to look at all we have produced over the years and pick something up. We make incredibly inappropriate Christmas gifts, in most cases!

http://www.thricepublishing.com/books.html

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Have some holes in your Thrice Fiction Magazine print collection? Now is the time to fill them! MagCloud is having a 25%...
11/21/2018

Have some holes in your Thrice Fiction Magazine print collection? Now is the time to fill them! MagCloud is having a 25% OFF Everything sale! Code is shown as SUPERSALE, but no idea when it is live. Here's a link to our archives: http://www.thricefiction.com/archives.html

Thrice Fiction Magazine's cover photo
09/10/2018

Thrice Fiction Magazine's cover photo

Our August issue is so special that we skipped August and saved it for Labor Day here in September! And remember... the ...
09/03/2018

Our August issue is so special that we skipped August and saved it for Labor Day here in September! And remember... the online, PDF, and ePub versions are ABSOLUTELY FREE! Don't miss the talented writers and artists appearing in our latest volume, which you can find at ThriceFiction.com

Maya Alexandri's "The Sudd" - first seen in Thrice Fiction #19 - is being published as part of a six-linked-story collec...
05/05/2018

Maya Alexandri's "The Sudd" - first seen in Thrice Fiction #19 - is being published as part of a six-linked-story collection called "The Plague Cycle" by Spuyten Duyvil. Those in NYC can mark your calendars to attend the Duyvil's launch party for "The Plague Cycle" on Thursday, 31 May, at KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street, NYC, at 7 p.m. All are welcome!

Our April issue may be a day late (again), but it's NOT a dollar short... because the online, PDF, and ePub versions are...
05/01/2018

Our April issue may be a day late (again), but it's NOT a dollar short... because the online, PDF, and ePub versions are ABSOLUTELY FREE! Don't miss the talented writers and artists appearing in our latest volume, which you can find at ThriceFiction.com

Our April issue may be a day late (again), but it's NOT a dollar short... because the online, PDF, and ePub versions are...
05/01/2018
Thrice Fiction Magazine

Our April issue may be a day late (again), but it's NOT a dollar short... because the online, PDF, and ePub versions are ABSOLUTELY FREE! Don't miss the talented writers and artists appearing in our latest volume, which you can find at our website.

Thrice Fiction... a free magazine filled with terrific tales, astounding art, and more!

Open submissions call for the August Thrice Fiction Magazine runs the entire month of April. All past issues are free on...
03/31/2018
Thrice Fiction Magazine

Open submissions call for the August Thrice Fiction Magazine runs the entire month of April. All past issues are free online. Please do scope out a few to see what we do. No poetry. No coming-of-age. This is not a Young Adult venue. We use everything from traditional to genre-bending alternative material. Full guidelines are in the MORE link at Submittable. No fee. Free copies online.

http://www.thricefiction.com/submissions.html

Hey, we may be a day (or three) late and a dollar short with our December issue... but we're not worried, because the la...
01/03/2018
Thrice Fiction Magazine

Hey, we may be a day (or three) late and a dollar short with our December issue... but we're not worried, because the latest Thrice Fiction is here at last... and, as always, our online and download versions are ABSOLUTELY FREE! Come check out some of the best fiction you're not reading!

Thrice Fiction... a free magazine filled with terrific tales, astounding art, and more!

12/22/2017

Thrice Publishing is a 501(c)3, not-for profit company registered in the state of Illinois. This means that any donation over $25 is potentially tax deductible.

The staff of Thrice gets no payment for any of the work. Everything is out of pocket for us, and fingers continue to be crossed for our grant applications scattered all around the place. In the meantime there are bank fees, PO Box fees, websites, mailing costs, and so many incidental costs for little things it sometimes staggers the mind. So we also rely on donations from friends. This is our year end beg. We are asking for your help.

You can write a check to Thrice Publishing and mail it, old fashioned style, to

Thrice Publishing
PO Box 725114
Roselle, IL 60172

or click the following link. We thank you, in advance, for helping. Again, We get nothing to pocket from this. It all goes to costs. Won't you help us maintain our place in the small press universe? It's the best place to find the most exciting new lit.

Go down to the bottom of this page...

http://www.thricepublishing.com/

Still time to send your submission in for the April 2018 issue of Thrice Fiction Magazine. Also remember there is an ope...
12/17/2017
Thrice Publishing Submission Manager

Still time to send your submission in for the April 2018 issue of Thrice Fiction Magazine. Also remember there is an open call for the surreal that lasts into early February. Follow this link and click on "More" to read up on each possibility...

https://thricepublishing.submittable.com/submit

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Thrice Fiction and Thrice Publishing will have two submissions opportunities running concurrently as of Dec. 1, 2017.We ...
12/01/2017
Thrice Fiction Magazine

Thrice Fiction and Thrice Publishing will have two submissions opportunities running concurrently as of Dec. 1, 2017.

We are accepting submissions in our usual December reading period for the April 2018 issue. Thrice Fiction Magazine takes a wide-range of work from alternative to traditional.

At the same time our anthology of surrealist/dada/outsider writing - which has been going on since last month - continues accepting specific material for that project all the way into February.

When you click the Submit button you will be taken to a page giving you both options. PLEASE submit to the correct project.

There are no reading fees.

http://www.thricefiction.com/submissions.html

If you are stuck for a gift idea for that existential, brooding, artistic, impossible personality of a relative this Cel...
11/25/2017
Thrice Publishing

If you are stuck for a gift idea for that existential, brooding, artistic, impossible personality of a relative this Celebration of The Winter Solstice, why not get her or him something to occupy them on their cold, candle-lit nights in their moldy, wine-soaked garret over the winter? Thrice Publishing has a small library of books and magazines that might be the very thing they've been looking for...

http://www.thricepublishing.com/books.html

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Have you checked out our full-color, real-life, not-virtual, actually-hold-in-your-hands-printed magazine from MagCloud?...
11/23/2017
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Welcome to Thrice Fiction magazine! Published three times a year, Thrice Fiction is filled with stories, art, and a few surprises from a variety of talented contributors.

11/12/2017

Going to do something we don't usually do here. Going to give you an advance read of the editor's notes that will lead off the December issue. Yes it's a tease. And?

Notes for December

Sometimes as I go through the submissions there comes a moment when I realize there is an essence of a theme building in what stories I am liking. I don’t know if it’s serendipity or not. I’m certain it isn’t fate or design. And since there is no such thing as karma (there is only irony) it must be pure chance. But it may be a matter of season. The things that came into Thrice this time arrived mere moments before a terrific landslide of accusations of sexual harassment and gender crimes began to appear in the news.

By now we know the stories.

Some of the men exposed for their selfish cruelties were a disappointment to us, because we liked their work – or they didn’t seem to be that way so far as anybody knew. But then, looking back, we shouldn’t be too surprised. Those of us old enough to remember the anti-war movement in the early 70s should have no trouble recalling the overt levels of misogyny that existed in the male-dominated leadership of that movement. Not to mention even a healthy dose of homophobia as well. But, for our purposes, I’m specifically recalling the misogyny. It was often – maybe even usually – blatant. This to the point that the women’s movement that was born in that same era (which evolved from an earlier, more longstanding one) had to physically remove itself and identify itself as separate and self-sufficient from the wider “counter-culture.” You may be a women in a commune, but the boys still expected you to cook the food and take care of the babies.

What we have in this issue, more than usually, is work by women on a small range of personal topics that, while not often directly related to sexual abuse, project the voice of women in particular ways relative to the “women’s experience.” A phrase I put in quotes because it is a legitimate topical subset. One I have no problem using and stressing.

At one point during the reading period, these stories were hitting me one after the other. It was as if this small landslide was some kind of precursor for the media storm we were on the verge of. It was also a little like the bromide that goes “if two people tell you you’re sick – lie down.”

In any case this media storm we are presently in is an overdue and necessary purging of gender fascism. If only as a late-comer to the issue of gender equality (mostly brought here by being the father of daughters) I welcome it. And so this issue is a necessary extension of the singular voice only a woman can generate. I’m proud Thrice is serving as a minor platform for it, such as we are.

Of course we have much more to offer you throughout the roster of our usual suspects. But I am most interested in the voices of the women in this issue. Besides, fellow male beings, they’ve been sending better material here for the past few issues.

You boys need to step up the game. In more than one way.

Thrice Publishing's 2018 collection of surrealist and outsider writing has opened a link for submissions that will last ...
11/11/2017
Thrice Publishing Submission Manager

Thrice Publishing's 2018 collection of surrealist and outsider writing has opened a link for submissions that will last into February. "a watchful coat" will feature work from surrealists around the world. We are also looking for work that falls outside academic convention, otherwise often called "outsider" literature. For outsider work we will mercilessly differentiate between authenticity and mere artifice, treating the latter with true hipster disdain.

We are not looking for artwork of any kind at this time, but plan to concentrate on the first forms surrealism took in the 20's, which was in the written word.

Poetry, fiction, manifesto, other. The door is open. No reading fee. Pays in contributor copies.

https://thricepublishing.submittable.com/submit

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Thanks for the mention NewPages!
10/17/2017
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Thanks for the mention NewPages!

#Readers, don't miss out on this week's Mag Stand with Apple Valley Review, The Bitter Oleander Press, The Flexible Persona, Junto Magazine, Literary Juice, and The Maynard. Plus Slice Literary, Thrice Publishing, Vallum Magazine, Jersey Devil Press, and more.

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10/16/2017
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Welcome to Thrice Fiction magazine! Published three times a year, Thrice Fiction is filled with stories, art, and a few surprises from a variety of talented contributors.

The Editor reveals all. Thanks to hosts Mike Scheinberg and Faiqa Khan  for their probes. Cults. Surrealism. Adverbs. Th...
10/04/2017
[112] Thrice Fiction Magazine’s RW Spryszak

The Editor reveals all. Thanks to hosts Mike Scheinberg and Faiqa Khan for their probes. Cults. Surrealism. Adverbs. The whole deal. Listen to this long-running podcast. It's Free.

We have another special guest! Author RW (Bob) Spryszak is the co-founder and fiction editor at Thrice Fiction Magazine. A native of Chicago, he started writing at an early age and fine-tuned it as…

09/20/2017
Writing In A Woman's Voice

Thank you to Beate Sigriddaughter for featuring Lorri Jackson's work at "Writing In A Woman's Voice." Please pay Beate a visit and show your appreciation for her support.

LETTER TO DAWN by Lorri Jackson shed the remnants of the day the hard bright sun, the grilling heat blast of a hell ladened y...

Oh look... our August issue is actually launching in August! And here you thought you'd have to go through Labor Day wee...
09/01/2017

Oh look... our August issue is actually launching in August! And here you thought you'd have to go through Labor Day weekend without your favorite fiction 'zine... shame on you! Online now for your reading pleasure, Thrice Fiction No. 20 is also available as a FREE downloadable PDF or eBook! You can even order a physical copy for a pittance of cash so you can hold this beautiful issue in your hands and turn the pages and everything! Run, don't walk to http://ThriceFiction.com/ and make your fiction dreams a reality!

Now available on the shelf at Quimby's in Chicago. If you'd rather not use Amazon and support small presses and indie bo...
08/02/2017
So What If It's True - Quimby's

Now available on the shelf at Quimby's in Chicago. If you'd rather not use Amazon and support small presses and indie bookstores instead...
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So What If It's True - from the notebooks of Lorri Jackson. Work by the late icon of Chicago's post-punk, poetry Slam scene. Perhaps you saw her at Lower Links, Gasper's, the Green Mill in the 80s.

Thrice Fiction Magazine is looking for fiction from flash to 4,000 words max. Previously unpublished. No reprints. Simul...
08/01/2017
Thrice Fiction Magazine

Thrice Fiction Magazine is looking for fiction from flash to 4,000 words max. Previously unpublished. No reprints. Simultaneous submissions okay but please notify if accepted elsewhere. If submitting multiple pieces please make each submission separately. No reading fee / no payment. All writers submitting will be answered by late September to early October. Introducing yourself in your correspondence is optional. 99.9% of the time we don't look at your cover letter before reading the story.

If you've been published by us in the past, please wait 2 issues before coming at us again. We have limited the numbers of writers we use an issue to a maximum of 20. Quite frankly, some of the writers we have published more than once have become favorites of ours and we generally love most of what they send us. It's only honest to say they have an inside track. But because of the limit of writers we use per issue, we'd like to keep space open for new folks too. So - IF YOU'VE BEEN PUBLISHED BY US IN THE PAST - hold your fire for two issues from the last time you appeared. Please?

We look at and accept a full range of work. We like genre-bending and the surreal, but also traditional work that is well-written. Though we prefer alternative forms, themes, and story lines, good writing is recognizable and undeniable. Please no poetry, no scripts, and no memoir. Fiction, Bubba. We do fiction. For God's sake stop sending young adult, memoir, suicide stories, and sentimental tales about your dog and stuff.

Thrice is proud to be the venue that has acted as the first publication for new and previously unpublished writers. We want to have at least one in every issue. We are not afraid to take a chance, but all we ask (of new as well as experienced authors) is that you let it fly. Get us right from the top. Right at the start. Have us by the first paragraph or forget it. Make us want to keep reading and you have half the battle won.

We like "Outsider" work. Non-kitsch surrealism. Beautiful prose. Engaging characters. Or things that make us go "what the hell is going on with this thing?" But be advised - artifice is obvious. Gimmicks are transparent. Please think about that before submitting.

http://www.thricefiction.com/submissions.html

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