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Fiction Collective 2
About Fiction Collective 2: Among the few alternative presses devoted to publishing fiction considered by America's largest publishers too challenging, innovative, or heterodox for the commercial milieu.
Department of English, Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1580
Phone: 850-644-2260 Fax: (850) 644-6808
Distribution: University of Alabama Press Books per year: 6 Titles in Print: 185 Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: year-round Response time: 2 to 4 months Payment: royalties, copies Contests: yes (see website)
Publisher's Description: For over three decades the Fiction Collective and its successor Fiction Collective Two have been publishing some of the most innovative and challenging fiction in contemporary American letters. FC2 sustains a commitment to intellectual challenge and artistic freedom unmatched by most commercial publishers of literary fiction. As the marketplace for serious fiction is increasingly coopted by corporatizing, mainstreaming taste, FC2 remains one of the few standard-bearers of a publishing tradition—launched by presses like New Directions and Grove—that seeks to change the canons of taste, to promote artistic risk-taking, and to reward the expectations of readers who want literature to matter.
FC2 is committed to finding new innovative work and continuously expanding the membership of the Collective, which has grown from six founding members in 1974 to well over 100 today. FC2 does this through its contest and through member-sponsored submissions.