Fiction Vortex

Biography

A fiction vortex is a tornado of stories that pick you up and hurl you through a barn to find enlightenment on the other side. It’s a whirlpool of fascinating tales so compelling that they suck you in, drag you down to the bottom of your mind and drown you with incessant waves of glorious imagery and believable characters.

Nope. Not that either. But we’re getting closer.

A fiction vortex is an online speculative fiction magazine focused on publishing great science fiction and fantasy, and is run by incredibly attractive and intelligent people with great taste in literature and formidable writing prowess.

Where to find Fiction Vortex online


Books

Fiction Vortex - February 2015
Price: Free! Words: 14,990. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In the first issue of 2015, we feature a modern take on the Fates, a strangely ambiguous story about the paths of the afterlife, a tale of far-future humans who have survived the death of the Earth, and a goofy set of letters sent by a dissatisfied alien.
Fiction Vortex - December 2014
Price: Free! Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The second year of Fiction Vortex is coming to a close, and we're happier than a leprechaun on a rainbow slide. It has been a fantastic year, and we're capping it off with a strong lineup of stories. We've got alien spies, paper weapons of mass destruction, tired old superheroes, some conspicuous birds, and a twist on Greek mythology. It's one of our best issues ever.
Fiction Vortex - November 2014
Price: Free! Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The holidays are always magical, when the stress isn't killing you. This issue is pretty magical, too, though there should far less stress involved. Maybe "magical" isn't the right term. All the stories this month are better described as "supernatural" because they are more about unusual things than straight hocus pocus.
Fiction Vortex - October 2014 Horror Issue
Price: Free! Words: 23,350. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This year’s Fiction Vortex Horror Contest has some of the best short fiction horror we’ve ever seen. Entries ran the gamut from personal to apocalyptic. Filled with strangeness and terror, madness and fear, these stories are a tour to the dark places of the imagination.
Fiction Vortex - September 2014
Price: Free! Words: 18,340. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
We gladly welcome you back to the caring embrace of our publication, where you can read about things that are gloriously untrue in peace.
Fiction Vortex - August 2014
Price: Free! Words: 20,740. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Lift up your chin, dear reader, and enjoy these stories with the full knowledge that while your neighbor might outrun you in the zombie apocalypse, you'll know how to create adequate defense perimeters during an attack from unidentified flying objects.
Fiction Vortex - July 2014
Price: Free! Words: 18,650. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This month we have a few trips into the surreal, with a workplace fight, a shape-shifting shopper, and an unidentified no-longer-flying object. There are plenty of great ideas and storylines to enjoy, so have a seat in the shade and get started.
Fiction Vortex - June 2014
Price: Free! Words: 16,480. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
We're continuing our tradition of providing great stories, and this issue we've got some war poetry, some transdimensional rock creatures, and a nice supernatural western. Because why not?
Fiction Vortex - May 2014
Price: Free! Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
We've got more great stories for you this month, with a god morgue, a few unexplained benefactors, and a xenobiologist who would really rather not be eaten by space slugs. Yep, it's that good.
Fiction Vortex - April 2014
Price: Free! Words: 19,230. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
We love the unexpected, and we love stories that take us places we've never been. I can guarantee there's something brand new for you here, too, no matter how well traveled you are, or how many episodes of Where in the World Is Carmen San Diego you've watched.
Fiction Vortex - March 2014
Price: Free! Words: 17,280. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Just when something feels played out, a fresh viewpoint can revitalize it. That's the power of being a writer. You get to show people a way of perceiving the world they had never considered before.
Fiction Vortex - February 2014
Price: Free! Words: 21,230. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This month we have stories that are all about people who never expected to be in the positions they find themselves in. This can mean anything from being trapped inside a dragon, to being trapped on a slab in the morgue. To each their own, and whatnot.
Fiction Vortex - December 2013
Price: Free! Words: 33,170. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
We're ending the year strong with a surprisingly wide variety of story types. But they all center around some significant, and usually life-changing realizations about life, no matter how fantastical it is. And that's why we love science fiction and fantasy: Even though the narrative elements aren't real in our lives, the sentiments, interactions, and life lessons are.
Fiction Vortex - November 2013
Price: Free! Words: 33,920. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This issue of Fiction Vortex is full of people who make bad decisions. Warning: don't mistake the characters in these stories for good role models. There's a guy who sabotages the future of his family's legacy out of spite, a woman who tells the world the apocalypse is coming, a man who signs his life away, and a married couple that thinks time travel can save them from their grief.
Fiction Vortex - October 2013 Horror Issue
Price: Free! Words: 37,970. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This month, Fiction Vortex is celebrating Halloween with a special all-horror issue. It's still speculative fiction, just with extra scares and mental scars. We know, as well as you do, that true terror isn’t from the dark corners of the world, but from the dark recesses of your mind, and that beneath a thin layer of imagination the true monsters are quite human.
Fiction Vortex - September 2013
Price: Free! Words: 42,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
We always try to have a variety of genres represented on our site, but this month represents the best collection yet of epic fantasy with a personal touch, far-reaching science fiction with a practical bent, truly haunting psychological horror, and a few more speculative stories that don't fit well into a certain category.
Fiction Vortex - August 2013
Price: Free! Words: 38,050. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fiction Vortex publishes science fiction and fantasy short stories for the discerning reader, if by "discerning" you mean someone who likes solid plots, great characters, and fascinating technologies and cultures. This issue includes all the short stories that appeared on FictionVortex.com during August 2013.
Fiction Vortex - July 2013
Price: Free! Words: 45,170. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This issue of Fiction Vortex introduces some new subgenres that we haven't published before, including fractured fairytale, high fantasy, steampunk, and space western. Fiction Vortex publishes two new science fiction and fantasy stories each week. All stories in this issue appeared on the site during the month of July 2013.
Fiction Vortex - June 2013
Price: Free! Words: 32,780. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
We have conclusive proof in this issue that the May issue was more than just a fluke because we have yet another month's worth of fantastic stories to deliver. This issue has some great surprises, too. Fiction Vortex publishes science fiction and fantasy. All stories in this issue appeared on FictionVortex.com during June 2013.
Fiction Vortex - May 2013
Price: Free! Words: 33,420. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This inaugural issue of the Fiction Vortex magazine is stuffed with incredible stories, tales that will take you through the verdant valley of coming-of-age-fantasy, over the jagged summit of hard science fiction, into the dark cavern of cerebral horror, and back out into the sunlit meadows of humorous satire. All stories and reviews were published on FictionVortex.com in May 2013

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