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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



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 In our first 3.5 years we have published more than 175 works of fiction, all previously unpublished in English, that were originally written in twelve languages.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.

Please note that Jewish Fiction .net does not accept flash fiction.

Recent Issues:

September 2014: This new issue features 19 fabulous stories and novel excerpts, originally written in English, French, and Hebrew. And with Rosh Hashana fast approaching, you’ll find three of these stories particularly relevant to this special time of year. One is set on Rosh Hashana, another’s set on Sukkot, and the third is perfect for the Shabbat after Simchat Torah when we read Parshat Bereshit. Featuring Steve Stern, David Bezmozgis, Joan Leegant, Margueya Novick, Ofir Oz, Ross Ufberg, Nomi Eve, Sarit Yishai-Levi, Emmanuel Kattan, and more.

April 2014: Welcome to this special issue of Jewish Fiction .net! It’s hard to believe that this is our 13th (our bar mitzvah!) issue—so in honour of this, you’ll find two stories here involving bar mitzvahs. This is also, of course, our Pesach issue, so here you have, as well, two Pesach stories (plus another half of one: the Appelfeld excerpt, which starts on Purim and ends on Pesach). In addition, we bring you 13 (!) first-rate works of fiction, originally written in Russian, Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew, and English. Altogether 18 (chai) stories for your pleasure. For more details, please see our preface.

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.


last updated 9/8/2014