Invitation to submit to the Berkeley Fiction Review

Write short fiction? Looking to get published? Submit to the Berkeley Fiction Review! The Berkeley Fiction Review is a UC Berkeley undergraduate, student-run publication. We publish both new and established writers in a wide variety of genres. We look for innovative short fiction that plays with form and content, as well as traditionally constructed stories […]

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Synchronized Chaos November 2014: Union and Cohesion

November is a fall month for many of us, a time when those in the United States come together to celebrate and show gratitude for the blessings of the past year. This month’s submissions form a Thanksgiving potluck, as they, like the various dishes of the shared meal, each illustrate aspects of unity, how different […]

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Poetry from Jason Ascerno

My Skateboard I lay awake wishing to skate My board is cracked though it seems Our futures had a diverse fate Bolts, nuts, and bearings work as a team   Rails and ramps so much fun A rock is simple yet so dangerous Little did I know our time was done Always on my mind […]

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Poetry from Christopher Bernard

The Choice By Christopher Bernard                       The Choice By Christopher Bernard The modern world, that devil’s bargain … —E.M. Cioran The devil came to a man one day and told him: “I will grant to you undreamed of knowledge, wealth and power; every hope mankind […]

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Poetry from Deborah Guzzi

Absolution’s Font   Await the zenith of the sun, across the clay-courtyard beckoning; barefoot I walked, heartstring undone; Oh Lord, there’s love, no reckoning.   A soundless clarion of tears fall toward absolution’s bright blessing; within the domed sabil I call; Oh Lord, there’s love, no reckoning.   The fountain’s dry, but not my eyes, […]

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Bruce Roberts’ review of Joe Klingler’s Mash Up

MASH UP: A Review Joe Klingler’s mystery novel, Mash Up, is a page turner. Anyone who has read Dan Brown’s DaVinci Code knows that it just flows on and on, from one action to another, so that it’s almost impossible to put down. Mash Up is the same way. Beginning with a small piece of […]

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Essay from Tony Longshanks LeTigre

PRIDE & JOY Or, How I Learned to Stop Hating and (Sort of) Love the Pride Festival By Tony Longshanks LeTigre For my first five years in San Francisco I talked shit about the Pride Festival, without ever once attending it. This past June of 2014, during an inspirational phase of getting back on my […]

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Play/Write from Ryan Hodge

-Ryan J. Hodge For someone who enjoys a great story, is there anything better than a narrative that engages you from the very start? Imagine a world so rich you can almost smell the scents in the air, a delivery so clever it forces you to think in a way you never thought you would. […]

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