Suspend Your Disbelief

About Us

Fiction Writers Review (FWR) was founded in 2008 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of Michigan in 2011. In 2012 it received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. The literary purpose of Fiction Writers Review, as a charitable organization, is to provide a public forum for conversations about the craft of fiction, literature, and the writing life.

Since its founding, Fiction Writers Review’s primary endeavor has been the publication of this online literary journal, whose goal is fostering a national conversation about contemporary literature and writing. We believe this serves an important public good because many newspapers and periodicals that used to feature book reviews and author interviews have disappeared, and those that remain have dramatically reduced the number of pages devoted to literature, particularly fiction. As such, there are fewer and fewer serious venues for the discussion of contemporary literature.

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FTC Disclosure

FWR does receive free review copies (solicited and unsolicited) from publishers and authors. Some of these books are reviewed or discussed on our site, but most unsolicited titles are not. You can read more about the FTC’s updated guidelines for endorsements here.

Mission

We are a community of writers dedicated to reviewing, recommending, and discussing quality fiction from presses big and small, from writers widely revered and little known–with a particular focus on emerging authors. Our goal is to get writers and readers talking not only about how fiction reads but how it works and why it matters.

As a character in Salman Rushdie’s The Enchantress of Florence says:

“The story was completely untrue, but the untruth of untrue stories could sometimes be of service in the real world.”

We hereby suspend our disbelief and invite you to do the same.


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