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Jewish Fiction .net

About Jewish Fiction .net: Jewish Fiction .net showcases the finest contemporary Jewish-themed fiction from around the world (either written in, or translated into, English). Stories and novel excerpts welcome.

Contact Information:

Editors: Dr. Nora Gold

Email: info[at]jewishfiction[dot]net


Submission Information:

Formats: online Genres: fiction

Simultaneous submissions: yes (with notice) Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 4 months Payment: no Contests: no Founded: 2010 Issues per year: 3 Print issues: no

Publisher's description: Jewish Fiction .net is currently the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to the publishing of Jewish fiction. We showcase the finest contemporary writing on Jewish themes (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In our first 3.5 years we have published more than 175 works of fiction, all previously unpublished in English, that were originally written in twelve languages. We have readers in 120 countries who come to Jewish Fiction .net to read first-rate Jewish fiction from around the world, and we have been praised by, and featured in, such notable venues as The Forward, The Jewish Week, The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, The Algemeiner, Hadassah Magazine, Radio Shalom, and Makor Rishon.

We are honored to have published exceptional fiction by such eminent writers as Elie Wiesel, Aharon Appelfeld, Orly Castel-Bloom, A.B. Yehoshua, Nava Semel, Steve Stern, Nessa Rapoport, Abraham Karpinovich, Lara Vapnyar, Amir Gutfreund, Ruth Almog, Thane Rosenbaum, Alicia Steimberg, Norman Manea, Ann Birstein, Gabriel Josipovici, Avirama Golan,  Mario Levi, Marcelo Birmajer, Yehoshue Perle, Judith Rotem, Shahar Bram, Gordana Kuic, Natan Zach, Tova Mirvis, Clive Sinclair, Savyon Liebrecht, Grigory Kanovich, Mira Magen, Yoram Kaniuk, Chava Rosenfarb, Levi Aryeh Arieli, Esther Orner, Avshalom Kaveh, Assaf Gavron, Varda Fiszbein, Henri Raczymow, Yehudit Hendel, Gerald Shapiro, Eleanor Stanford, and Yehoshua Sobol, among others, and also some very fine writers not yet well-known.

Recent Issues:

December 2013: Welcome to this fabulous Chanukah issue of Jewish Fiction .net! In honour of the holiday we bring you a story about Judith, because in the Middle Ages the Chanukah heroes we celebrated were not only the Maccabees, but also Judith, who saved the Israelites through her bravery. In addition, here are 15 first-rate works of fiction (originally written in Polish, French, Hebrew, and English), and set in China, Germany, Scotland, Poland, ancient Israel, modern Israel, the United States, and on an emigrants’ boat bound for the United States.

September 2013: Welcome to this splendid Rosh Hashana issue of Jewish Fiction .net, containing four terrific Rosh Hashana stories, a fifth one about someone accused of praying too passionately in shul, and eleven other first-rate works of fiction (originally written in Spanish, Russian, French, Hebrew, and English). Sixteen fabulous stories for your pleasure!

The April 2013 issue contains 16 first-rate works of fiction, originally written in 6 languages: Serbian, Romanian, Ladino, Yiddish, Hebrew, and English. In honour of Israel’s recent Remembrance/Independence Days, 7 of the stories here are written by Israelis. Issue 10 features such eminent authors as A.B. Yehoshua, Radu Cosaşu, Ana Šomlo, Amir Gutfreund, Lili Berger, Edna Mazya, Shahar Bram, Maya Arad, Yoav Avni, and Michael Lavigne, and some excellent writers not yet well-known.


last updated 2/27/2014