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Carve Magazine

About Carve Magazine: Carve Magazine is honest fiction. We publish online the kind of stories that linger long after they are read—stories that are honest, that are willing to reveal the flaws and the beauty hidden in each of us.

Contact Information:

Editor: Matthew Limpede

PO Box 701510

Dallas, TX  75370-1510

Phone: (214) 425-7860



Submission Information:

Formats: Online, Print Genres: fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre, interviews, artwork

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 4-6 months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1529-272X Founded: 2000 Issues per year: 4 Distributors: Disticor Copy price: $12 Average pages: 52 Subscription (ind) 1 year: $39.95 Subscription (inst) 1 year: $29.95

Publisher's Description: Read Carve and enjoy stories that are truly honest fiction. Published quarterly, our stories are available online for free, and we offer a Premium Edition subscription in print and on digital devices. The Premium Edition has exclusive features not available on our website: author interviews, Facts Facts, Reject stories, poefictiontry, and more.

We were established in 2000 and named in honor of Raymond Carver, and our stories reflect the essence of his writing: compelling characters, nimble words, and moments of grace that define us. Our fiction will keep you captivated from first line to last, and we invite you to share your thoughts and reactions with our comment feature available on every story.

Carve is also home to the annual Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, which offers more than $2500 in prizes and attracts the best fiction from all over the world. Our winners are also read by literary agencies as part of the prize package. Our stories have earned special mentions by Pushcart Prize and the Million Writers Awards, and many of our past contributors have gone on to publish novels, short story collections, or even start their own literary magazine.

We’re a passionate community of writers and readers at Carve, and we invite you to join us.

Recent Issues:

The Summer 2014 issue features short stories by Colette Sartor and Keely Bowers; new “poefictiontry” by Sara Backer, Sonja Vitow, Maria R. Palacios, Grant Faulkner, and Harold M. Vaught. Plus, in-depth interviews with each short story author; illustrations by Patricia Costa for each short story; “Story Statshot,” at a glance info about the number of drafts, rejections, months, and years to write and publish; a “Reject!” feature on Lynn Levin’s “A Visit to the Old House”; and a spotlight on the upcoming book Texas 5 x 5: Twenty-Five Stories by Five Texas Writers.

The Spring 2014 issue features fiction by Laura M. Gibson, Bryan VanDyke, Morgan Thomas, and Guy Mitchell; Poefictionry by Angela Kubinec, Michelle Hartman, Genevieve Anna Tyrrell, and Holly Day; plus interviews, illustrations, Story Statshots, Reject!, and One To Watch.

The Winter 2013 issue features short stories + interviews of Caroline Casper, Anthony Inverso, Emma Pattee, and Zachary Davis; poefictionry by Marna Owen, Jessica Bebenek, Jade Sylvan, Rebecca Meacham; new fiction from Leesa Cross-Smith; plus illustrations and fast facts.


last updated 08/25/2014