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Founded in 1998 by Rebecca Wolff, Fence is a biannual journal of poetry, fiction, art, and criticism that has a mission to redefine the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. Fence is long-term committed to publishing from the outside and the inside of established communities of writing, seeking always to interrogate, collaborate with, and bedevil other systems that bring new writing to light.

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New fiction, prose, and poetry from a host of knowns and unknowns in glorious proximity:

Edgar Garcia
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Tess Brown-Lavoie
Laura Sims
Eleni Sikelianos
Leah Dworkin
Rachel Levitsky
Suzi Garcia
Ariana Reines
Christopher Patrick Miller
Blake Butler
Tamara Barnett-Herrin
Nora Toomey
TS HIdalgo
Ji yoon Lee
David Blair
David Alejandro Hernandez
Nawal Nader French
Robin Clarke
Brian Kim Stefans
Wendy C. Ortiz
BC Griffith
Steven Alvarez
Sam Truitt
James Tate
Bonnie Chau
Dan Chu
Kristin Bock
Serena Solin
Christopher Wool
Erica Hunt
Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle

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  • First Issue: Spring 1998
  • Latest Issue: Winter/Spring 2019
  • Issue Count: 35
  • Page Count: 7,141
  • Published: Biannually
  • ISSN: 2579-0161

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