Roadside Fiction is a new realist fiction magazine with a passion for the sharp, outrageous, yet realistic story.
Roadside Fiction is searching for stories told to shorten the road, stories told by travellers in hostels and hotels during a break from the road, and stories which evolve from the twists and turns along the unpredictable yet constant, road of life.
Stories regarding travel have been common for millennia as exmplified by Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and the ancient Greek tradition of Homer’s Oddessy. The old Irish seanchaí, who were revered in old Ireland for their skill in crafting and retelling stories, travelled to people’s houses to inspire and delight with the perfect tale.
We wish to express the experience of living abroad or spending a few months in another place, or an exciting holiday during which unusual or funny events take place.