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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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Send us your work for our new theme: PARADOX.

We want stories and art that teeter on the unfathomable. Poems that tackle the inexplicable. Indulge us with narratives bouncing with contradiction. Share paintings that poke at incongruity, but still hold truth. Confront probability with possibility, meld chaos with clarity, and ensnare reality with magic. Make us question what we know. We eagerly await your mind-bending work. 

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Artists on Artists: the Poets of Vol. 10

We asked the poets from our Witness issue what questions they would want to ask their fellow Volume 10 contributors. A few then answered those questions, delving into their craft, their inspirations, and their approach to creating. Read on to learn more about poets D Donna, Hanna Maria Zagulska, Maggie Rue Hess, henry 7. reneau, jr., Kelly Gray, and Sunshine Meyers. And make sure to check out their work in Vol 10: WITNESS!

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An Interview with Volume 10 Cover Artist Alex Dimond

Volume 10: WITNESS cover artist Alex Dimond spoke with Visual Art Editor Mollye Miller Shehadeh all about his illustrations, from where he draws inspiration for his brilliant images to what kind of work he aspires to create in the future. Check out Alex's work, and the work of all our brilliant Vol. 10 visual artists, in our most recent issue.

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Announcing our 2023 flash fiction contest winners!

1st Place: “The Human Baby Sleeps Slumped Sideways in a Stroller Like a Doll” by Jessica Lilien

2nd Place: “The Adventures of Octopus Girl” by Sasha Wolff 

See what our guest judge had to say about the winning stories and stay tuned for exclusive content with our winners (coming soon).

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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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