In today's world, for a multitude of reasons, the author who aims at reaching the broadest possible audience with a literary novel faces a steep, uphill battle. Novel excerpts published in F Magazine show that is still a noble goal. Devoted largely to novels-in-progress, the magazine also includes short stories, essays, poetry, roundtable discussions, and interviews. Founded by John Schultz and edited by Tom Popp, with help from faculty, students, and interns, F Magazine features vivid excerpts of novels-in-progress.
Several stories and novel excerpts published in the nationally distributed F Magazine received Illinois Arts Council literary awards.
The most recent issue, F10: Story—Embracing Catastrophe, features a wide variety of content and voice with novel excerpts from Michael Zapata, Shawn Shiflett, Rick Kogan, Megan Stielstra, and more.