About

The Berkeley Fiction Review is a UC Berkeley undergraduate, student-run publication. We look for innovative short fiction that plays with form and content, as well as traditionally constructed stories with fresh voices and original ideas. We invite submissions of previously unpublished short stories year-round and publish annually.

We nominate to O. Henry, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart prizes.


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A look back on Issue 23’s First Place Sudden Fiction Winner: “Death of a Mexican” by Manuel P. Lopez