Co-founded by Blythe Winslow and Molly Gaudry in September of 2008, Twelve Stories is an online literary journal dedicated to publishing quality short fictions of up to 1,500 words each.
Why not? Terrific literary journals abound; and, like them, we value writers and superior writing. Twelve Stories is a place to celebrate these things.
We pride ourselves on our streamlined, story-centered design. Nowhere on this site will you find advertising or much else but a clean portal for what we hope are stories readers can connect with.
Once the editors find twelve stellar stories, an issue is born; as such, issues are published irregularly and represent the editors’ true claim on what exemplifies the best in short fiction today.
Molly Gaudry, Co-founding Editor
Eugene Cross, Fiction Editor
Eugene Cross’s stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Narrative Magazine, Story Quarterly, Guernica, Callaloo, and The Pinch among others. He earned his MFA in fiction from the University of Pittsburgh and was the winner of the 2009 DZANC Prize for Excellence in Literary Fiction and Community Service. His first collection of short stories, Fires of Our Choosing, is forthcoming in 2012 from DZANC Books.
Chad Simpson, Assistant Editor
Chad Simpson is the author of Phantoms, a fiction chapbook published by Origami Zoo Press. His stories have appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly,American Short Fiction, Esquire, Crab Orchard Review, and The Sun, among others, and have been anthologized in You Must Be This Tall to Ride: Contemporary Writers Take You Inside the Story and in the forthcoming New Stories from the Midwest 2011. He can be found online at http://www.sadchimpson.com.
Rick Hale, Assistant Editor and Copy Editor
Rick Hale’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in Abjective, Mud Luscious Press, and Hotel St. George Press. His little book, Pistachio & Iris, is forthcoming from Greying Ghost in 2011. He is the editor of Wonderfort.
Blythe Winslow, Co-founding Editor
Blythe Winslow’s fiction has appeared in literary journals such as Night Train, Quick Fiction, New Delta Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in fiction from UNC Greensboro and has taught writing at the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Cincinnati and can be found online at blythewinslow.com.