Fatal Flaw Literary Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Fatal Flaw is an international online magazine publishing unexpected, topical writing and visual art that considers the world through a cracked lens. Show us the fatal flaw and the beauty inherent within it.

We welcome submissions from writers of all backgrounds – from the emerging and unpublished to the established – and especially encourage submissions from those who identify as persons of color, multiracial, indigenous, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and anyone belonging to a community of underrepresented voices. 

Submissions now open - Vol. 8

Submissions period: September 26 to October 30


What does it feel like to have a body? How do we position our bodies in space, in time, in the context of the world around us and in juxtaposition with others? How do our bodies allow and disallow us to interact with and experience life? Where do our lived bodily experiences and the cultural meanings inscribed upon our bodies diverge? And what would happen without the body's constraints, enablements?

This submission call, we are seeking works of EMBODIMENT. Works that tackle both the physical and the intangible trials and joys of possessing and being a body.

Send us your incisive fiction, your subversive missives, your palpable poetry, and your immersive visual art. We can’t wait to experience it.

Fatal Flaw Literary Magazine