What is Carvezine?

Est. in 2000, Carve magazine, named in honor of Raymond Carver, is a literary magazine publishing new short stories every quarter online, in print, and on the iPad.


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Carve Magazine ranks #11 on’s top 20 online magazines list.

Each year since 2007 Carve has had at least one story recognized in the Million Writers Award, and in 2012 Carve stories took the #1 and #3 spots in the top ten.

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2014 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest Now Open

Featuring guest judge AIMEE BENDER.

 days left to submit. Contest deadline is May 15, 2014.

Read the guidelines and submit your story today.


Recent Issue: Winter 2013

Featuring four new short stories, our winter 2013 stories are now available online. You can order the Premium Edition now.

Read the winter 2013 stories now.


Two Carve Stories Land on Top 10 List of Best Online Fiction

Each year, StorySouth’s Million Writers Award recognizes the best of online fiction, selected from hundreds of nominations by readers and editors. This year’s top three prizes went to two Carve stories: ”Chlorine Mermaid” by Rachel Steiger-Meister placed 1st, and “The Eternal Youth of Everyone Else” by Adrienne Celt placed 3rd. Congratulations to both!

Two more Carve stories received recognition on the “Notable Stories” list: “Lone Wolf” by Eric Freeze and “Literature Appreciation” by Man Martin.



Defying genres and blending forms, poefictiontry is Carve’s newest addition, exclusive to our Premium Edition.

Read the guidelines and submit.


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