Founded in January of 2011, Full Stop focuses on debuts, works in translation, and books published by small presses. We believe that books exist in a supercollider, that their meaning and significance arise from high-energy collisions with the people and cultures that read, write, and share them. In an often insular and oscillating field, we seek to highlight the unknown, the precarious, and the as-yet unrealized.

“Almost no literary outlet in the English-speaking world . . . goes as deep or as wide in its attempt to refute the notion that world literature is the exclusive preserve of the Western publishing industry. In Full Stop, there is a sense of literature as a truly transnational colloquy, an inclusive, open, and regenerative space, which I believe is necessary not just for people like me but for the West itself.” — Youssef Rakha

“A site after our own heart.” — McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

“One of my favorite literary websites.” — Bookslut

“Impressive.” — The Millions

“A site I can get behind!” — Colin Marshall

“Oh my god you people should be in an asylum.” — Choire Sicha

Editorial Collective

Managing Editor: Emily Alex
Reviews Editors: Fiona Bell, Sharanya, Olivia Durif
Features Editors: Emily Alex, Kyle Williams
Interviews Editors: Michael Schapira, Kyle Williams, Hannah Lamb-Vines
Blog Editor: Devin Smith
Web Editor: Eric Jett

Editors at Large: Max Rivlin-Nadler, Alex Shephard, Jesse Montgomery, Meagan Day, Caren Beilin, Nathan Goldman, Jesse Miller, Helen Stuhr-Rommereim
Founding Editors: Alex Shephard, Jesse Montgomery, Max Rivlin-Nadler, Amanda Shubert, Eric Jett, Nika Knight


Please send pitches and submissions to the appropriate editors listed above. We are currently able to pay for feature-length essays only.


You can support Full Stop by becoming a member at our Patreon page. Members receive a subscription to Full Stop Quarterly, as well as early access to online essays and podcast episodes.

You can also make a one-time donation via PayPal here or purchase individual issues of Full Stop Quarterly via Gumroad here.

Full Stop is a 501(c)(3) organization run by a volunteer editorial collective, and all donations and sales help us continue our work with young writers and artists.

Special Thanks

Anna-Claire Stinebring, Brendan Roach, Larissa Pham, Lauren Friedlander, Nina Renata Aron, Eleanor Gold, David Walker, Micheline Heal, Lucas Brown, C. Max Magee, Edan Lepucki, Emma Straub, Joanna Smith Rakoff, Kaila Philo, Allison N. Conner, Devin Kelly, A.M. Davenport, Mollie Elizabeth Pyne, CLMP


For more information, contact us at [email protected].