Fall 2021 FC2 Release: Meaningful Work by JoAnna Novak

Winner of FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize A stunning look at the labor of obsession and the industry of self-destruction In her lush, lyrical, and unflinching short fiction debut, JoAnna Novak examines the restless throb of desire amid the rote work of...

Fall 2021 FC2 Release: By The Time You Read This by Yannick Murphy

WINNER OF FC2’s CATHERINE DOCTOROW INNOVATIVE FICTION PRIZE A gathering of luminescent stories that illustrates how fraught and contingent the simplest of lives can be, and the often unexpected means available to each of us for our own salvation The truths revealed...

Fall 2021 FC2 Release: Messiahs by Marc Anthony Richardson

A fiercely ecstatic tale of betrayal and self-sacrifice  Messiahs centers on two nameless lovers, a woman of east Asian descent and a former state prisoner, a black man who volunteered incarceration on behalf of his falsely convicted nephew, yet was “exonerated” after...
Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi

Fiction Transmission: “Dissolving Newspaper, Fermenting Leaves,” with Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi and Joanna Ruocco

Every Friday Fiction Transmission brings you an audio version of a story from the FC2 archive, followed by a conversation between the author and a guest. This week’s story is “Dissolving Newspaper, Fermenting Leaves,” by Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi, from The Book of Kane and Margaret. In the second part of the program, Kiik is joined by writer and FC2 Board Chair Joanna Ruocco.


Every year FC2 awards the Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize and the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize.

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