fictionautselects1We’re happy to present Fictionaut Selects, a new series of collected stories and poetry from Fictionaut, edited by Marcelle Heath.

Each issue of Fictionaut Selects features a different theme and guest-editor. For our inaugural issue, “Up to No Good,” Jane Hammons selected and introduces stories and poems by Stephanie Bobo, Gita M. Smith, Neil Serven, Mark Reep, Stephanie Austin, and Cynthia Hawkins.

With the weekly, monthly, and all-time most-recommended lists, Fictionaut itself is a kind of emergent literary magazine, jointly edited by all members. (It bears repeating that the full text of all stories is available as RSS feed and e-reader subscription.)

But from the beginning, we have been looking for other ways to slice the ever-growing number of stories — 7,500 and counting! — and present deserving work that might have slipped through the cracks. Thus, Selects is the logical extension of Fictionaut Faves, Marcelle’s blog series in which members point to personal favorites.

There are many ways to read the first issue of Fictionaut Selects. We have created a group on the site where you can read Jane’s introduction and all the stories. We’re also offering free downloads in Kindle, epub, and pdf formats. Just click below, transfer to the device of your choice, and get up to no good with Fictionaut. A print-on-demand version will be available soon.

A big thank you to everyone involved in Fictionaut Selects #1. We hope you like it.

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  1. Carol R

    I like this idea.

  2. Kathy Fish

    What a brilliant idea! Congrats to Jane and Marcelle and all the writers. Can’t wait to read. Love the cover.

  3. Neil Serven

    So thrilled to be a part of this and honored to be included amongst such talented writers.

  4. susan

    Super! A nice way to try to catch up with the group! The amount of new stories has just gotten overwhelming and I’ve near given up on trying. Thanks to Marcelle and Jurgen for the concept, and to Jane for this premier presentation.

  5. D'Arcy Fallon

    FANTASTIC. Congrats, Miz Marcelle…

  6. Sam Rasnake

    This is a good series. Good feature and selections, Jane.

  7. Lou Freshwater

    This is a wonderful idea, thank you for doing it. I’m looking forward to reading.

  8. Mark Reep

    Big thanks to Jurgen & Marcelle, and especially to Jane. I’m honored ‘Blue Pinto’ is in such great company. Much appreciated!

  9. Pam Parker

    Great idea – my only worry is the pressure I sometimes get from other Fictionaut writers to read and comment on their stuff — and, yes, sometimes even including more than strong hints to “fave.” I don’t give my faves lightly, and I won’t. But, it worries me that some of the faves are mutual-backpats…. I so hope this isn’t the case! The fact that it’s happened to me has discouraged me from promoting my pieces much (though I do on Facebook) —

  10. Erik

    This is interesting. I am curious to see what gets selected and i’m looking forward to checking it out.

  11. LindaS-W

    These were wonderful. I’d missed every story and poem the first time around, so feel honored to read them now. All super, but Stephanie’s poem in particular wrecked me for hours after I read. Thanks for doing this, Marcelle and Jane! Peace…

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