Welcome readers, writers, and artists

We are Fatal Flaw, an international online magazine publishing unexpected, topical writing and visual art that considers the world through a cracked lens. What can you expect to find here? Work that reveals the fatal flaw and the beauty inherent within it.

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Fatal Flaw Poetry Contest

Submissions for our first ever Poetry Contest are officially open!

Submit your poems to our contest (featuring guest judge Carla Sofia Ferreira) for the chance to win cash prizes, special promotion, and more!

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A Soundtrack to Volume 11: PARADOX

We asked the writers and artists from our Paradox issue what song best represents their work. Our contributors responded to this question with thoughtful creativity. For some, the song is a reflection of the work itself, the creative process, or thematic parallels. For others, the song is a connection to an inspirational musical artist, or perhaps an emotion captured in both works. We’ve created a Spotify playlist made up of these songs: our Soundtrack to Volume 11.

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A Review of Arlene Naganawa’s I WEAVE A NEST OF FOIL

In Arlene Naganawa’s otherworldly new poetry collection, I WEAVE A NEST OF FOIL, we enter the liminal where the mundane and commonplace are transformed into the ethereal. Here, the familiar becomes peculiar and the present becomes unstable.

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An Interview with Author James Gianetti

We sat down with James Gianetti, author of Calvin Klein (ELJ Editions, 2024) and Fatal Flaw contributor, to discuss his new novelette, the craft of writing an unconventional narrative, and his portrayal of vulnerability in a long-term friendship.

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Kelly Gray’s newest chapbook, THE MATING CALLS OF A SPECTER, is a haunting exorcism that explores in stark, incisive language the profound ways in which sexual trauma imprints itself on the body and changes that body’s very composition.

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Fatal Flaw is officially a 501(c)3 nonprofit literary organization!

We rely on the support of readers and advocates like you to help our inclusive, oddball community grow and thrive. Please consider donating a one-time or recurring gift to help us continue to support our artists and their work. All donations are tax deductible!

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