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Carve is published in January, April, July, and October.


New 1-year subscriptions are $39.95 (additional for non-U.S. destinations). Choose from print or digital PDF format.

Gift subscriptions are available, but our holiday specials and guaranteed shipping by 12/23 have ended.


Wrapped inside each issue's stunning cover is our signature HONEST FICTION plus in-depth interviews, new poetry and nonfiction, and beautiful illustrations.

We also offer unique features such as Story Statshot, Decline/Accept, and One to Watch that you won't find in other lit mags.

Keep scrolling to learn what awaits when you subscribe to Carve...

What We Talk About

Our in-depth interviews with the authors let readers get even closer to the short stories.

Learn how the authors found inspiration to write, how the story transformed through revisions, and what or who influences them as writers.

Every conversation is unscripted and unique, so each one is a journey of delightful discovery for readers.

Hand-drawn Illustrations

Accompanying every short story is a unique illustration from our resident artist.

Evoking a distinct image inspired from within the story, the illustrations present as complementary works of art.

With a mix of styles, shading, and intensity, each issue's illustrations will augment and enhance the reading experience.


We love authentic poetry and introspective nonfiction.

From established to emerging writers, we feature unique voices that fully present the wide diversity of the prose and poetry forms.

Discover a half-dozen or more new, unpublished works of poetry and nonfiction in every issue.

Story Statshot

There's a lot of work that goes into one little short story.

Accompanying each story are at-a-glance facts on the number of drafts, rejections, months and years the writer endured to craft and publish the short story.

This kind of unique insight can help anyone appreciate the art of writing.


Let's celebrate the decline notice.

Decline/Accept features stories that Carve declined but were published elsewhere. Read excerpts of the story and editorial comments from both magazines.

You'll hear from the authors too, as they explain how they initially reacted to Carve's decline and how they kept moving forward.

One to Watch

We're keeping watch so you don't have to.

Every issue highlights and features an organization, event, contest, or author and includes an interview or excerpt from forthcoming work.

Past features have showcased organizations such as Gemini Ink and the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, and authors such as Windy Lynn and Leesa Cross-Smith, all of whom have contributed to the current literary landscape.



Carve subscribers can also enjoy these extra perks:

  • Submit your own work fee-free to Carve online and get a response in 12 weeks or less.
  • 10% off future orders, including t-shirts and digital or print back issues.
  • A warm, fuzzy feeling knowing you're supporting great literature and HONEST FICTION.

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Carve is published in January, April, July, and October.


New 1-year subscriptions are $39.95 (additional for non-U.S. destinations). Choose from print or digital PDF format.

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