Welcome readers, writers, and artists

We are Fatal Flaw, an international online magazine publishing unexpected, topical writing and photography 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.

What's next at fatal flaw?

We're starting out next year with a FLASH! That's right, Fatal Flaw's first Flash Fiction Contest is officially open for submissions! Head here for more information.

Looking to submit in our next general submissions call? Visit our Submission Guidelines for more information about what we look for.

“Does such a thing as 'the fatal flaw,' that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn’t. Now I think it does. And I think that mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.”
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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