So, here’s a list of links to the best freely available literature on the web.  

No doubt there are many more free ebooks and websites that are great enough to be included here, so please get in touch with any suggestions:
fjb79@hotmail.com.
  


Publishers of free ebooks
 

79 Rat Press
"...publishes conceptual ebooks and stages interventions designed to make people think not just about the world we live in, society, community, modernity, virtuality and our sense of identity but about words themselves."






ALTX
"Iconoclastic voices and visions in contemporary art and writing."
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Another Sky
Download for free, pay for in print. 
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Artistically Declined Press
Free PDFs alongside paid-for titles.  
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Bear Parade 
Idiosyncratic collections of poetry and short fiction. 
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BlazeVOX 
"Innovative fictions and wide ranging fields of contemporary poetry."
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Bloesk 
"Multi-lingual cultural institution with a wide range of poetry, fiction and non-fiction." 
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Blue Hour Press 
Poetry and lyric prose. 
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Gold Wake Press
"Poetry and other means of creative expression..."
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Moira
Publishes poetry ebooks in addition to their online journal. 




Pangur Ban Party 
Brilliant online fiction and poetry collections. 
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Philistine Press 
My own site.  Trust me, it's great.  Not because it's mine, but because somehow I've managed to find lots of very, very talented writers.  Philistines, I salute you. 
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Silkworms Ink
My personal favourite non-profit e-publisher. 
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Ugly Duckling Presse

An impressive range of out of print chapbooks republished online. 
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World Voices
“An international chapbook series of prose & poetry by new and established writers”
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DIY ebooks 

Carl Antonowicz - Ostrich Cycles
Short, dark graphic novel.  

Cory Doctorow - Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom 
"A near-future science fiction tale. In a society where death has been cured, how do you deal with boredom?" Ebook / audiobook by one of the most high-profile champions of non-profit literature.  

Danika Dierhart - Atrophy 
Psychological novel.  Interesting. 

Hannah Shilling - Free Filippa! 
"The story of a woman with a disagreement with the world." 

Moxie Mezcal - Concrete Underground
"Postmodern pulp fiction - a gritty, labyrinthine murder mystery about identity and alienation in the digital age."

Nathan Castle - Seamonster
Top quality graphic novel.  

Ned Barry - Our Voluntary Service
Very funny and satirical novel. 

Ned Barry - A Fire Burning
Another Ned Barry classic. See also, Ned Barry's blog.

pixelnyx - Consider What Becomes of the Ashes
pixelyx is a true maverick.  Consider What Becomes of the Ashes is "a steampunk fantasy of morality, disillusionment and unlikely companionship."  

pixelnyx - The Komatsu Wombat and the Fantastical Anticlimix
"Apocalypse?  What apocalypse?"  

Roger Williams - The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect
Top sci-fi novel.  




Online magazines
 
3AM 
Fiction, flash-fiction, non-fiction, interviews, criticism and more, including
3AM Asia.  

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42 Opus 
42opus is an online magazine of the literary arts. Although archived in quarterly issues, new writing is added online every few days.
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African Writer 
A wide range of African literature, including features and reviews. 
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Ananstomoo
Poetry and word-art including a gallery of handwritten pieces. 
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Anderbo 
Fiction, poetry, "fact" and photography.
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Anemone Sidecar 
Possibly the best literary magazine on the web or elsewhere.
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Animal Farm 
Poetry, fiction, reviews, field reports. 
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Archipelago 
International stuff.
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Asymptote
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Barcelona Review 
International contemporary fiction. 
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The Bicycle Review 
Poetry, prose, art and comics.
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Big Ugly Review 
"Showcasing the best emerging and established talent in writing, photography, music and film."
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Bust Down the Door and Eat all the Chickens 
"A journal of absurd and surreal literature." 
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Cafe Irreal
An extraordinary and significant contribution to world literature.   
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Carcinogenic Poetry  
Great poetry site.
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The Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review 
"Our aesthetic is eclectic, literary mainstream to experimental. We appreciate fusion forms including magical realist, surrealist, metarealist and realist works with an offbeat spin."
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Dream People 
"The Dream People offers an alternative to the maelstrom of blasé writing that overpopulates the aqueducts. Ours is a mirage incited by the thirst for a fresh approach, a slip inside the cracks between what we are told is acceptable, a new (ir)reality that defies definition."
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Ear Hustler
"When we write, we eavesdrop on people who aren’t there, and when we read, we eavesdrop on the imagination of another."





Eclectica 
"...quality is the sole criterion in our editorial process. If it is outstanding writing, then we want to share it with our ever growing, global readership."
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Fail Better 
"Original fiction, poetry, and visual art, as well as interviews with leading writers." 
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Five Chapters
Publishes a short story in five parts each week.
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Fogged Clarity 
"By incorporating music and visual arts Fogged Clarity aims to transcend the conventions of a typical literary journal."
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FRiGG  
Poetry and fiction.
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Haggard and Halloo 
Short stories, poetry, reviews and news, updated daily.
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hlo.hu 
Quality Hungarian literature
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Internet Poetry
"Publishes poetry as screenshots, image macros, and other internet-based forms."
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Kill Author 
"Writing that burns with a desire to step out of the everyday and into its mirror image, and from there allows the reader to see something different and go someplace else."
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Konundrum Engine 
Fiction, poetry and features.
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Laura Hird's Showcase
Author's site promoting the work of other writers.  
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The Legendary 
"The fiction and poetry pages are badass, amazing, inspired, tear-jerking, and raw like we like it." 
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Lit Up Magazine 
Fiction, poetry, art, audio and anything else you care to mention.
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Lit N Image 
"Exciting new art and literature."
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Mad Hatters Review 
"An on-going literary and artistic dialogue between the writer and the artist, the artist and the musician, the reader and the creator."
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The Medulla Review
"A literary journal that caters to experimental and surreal writing, a place in the hindbrain where breathing, swallowing, and circulation are done through words, a venue for those who believe in creating reality."
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Metazen
Highly original works of literature posted on a daily basis.  One of the best.  
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Monkey Bicycle 
Fiction, poetry, podcast, blog. 
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no man's land 
"no man's land features first-ever translations of fiction and poetry by some of the finest writers working in German today. Ours is a virtual no man's land between languages and cultures - one which, like the former no man's land of the Berlin Wall, is now open for exploration."


Notes from the Underground 
Online magazine featuring new short fiction alongside lots of other stuff.  
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Out of Print 
Short stories from the Indian subcontinent. 
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Oyster Boy Review  
Fiction, poetry and essays.
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PANK
"Emerging and experimental poetry and prose, publishing the brightest and most promising writers for the most adventurous readers.
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Red Fez 
Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, art, photos...
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Six Word Stories
Does what it says, really.  


Six Sentences 
Likewise.
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Sleeping Fish  
High quality prose, also available in print. 
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Smokebox 
Fiction, poetry and lots of other stuff. 
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SmokeLong 
Fiction and art. 
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Snow Monkey 
Poetry and micro-fictin, published by Ravenna Press.
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Spork Press

Stop Buying Stuff Magazine
“Celebrating those parts of our lives untouched by corporate greed with tips for the new great depression”

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Subtle Tea
Prose, poetry, art, interviews and other stuff.  All good. 
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Tarpaulin Sky  
"Cross-genre / trans-genre / hybrid forms as well as innovative poetry and prose."
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The Planet Formerly Known as Earth
Another Ravenna Press-affiliated site.  Good stuff. 
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Thieves Jargon 
Long-running and consistently great monthly publication with an archive of over 200 issues.  Happy reading.   
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This Zine Will Change Your Life 
Poetry, photos, music and prose.  
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Twelve Stories 
Short stories.  Twelve per issue.  Clue's in the name.  
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Twisted Tongue
Quality multi-genre stuff edited by Claire Nixon.
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Word Riot  
Interviews, flash fiction, novel exerpts, poetry and experimental literature. 
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Words Without Borders 
"Words without Borders translates, publishes, and promotes the finest contemporary international literature. Our publications and programs open doors for readers of English around the world to the multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and literary perspective on world events offered by writers in other languages."
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