Birkensnake is an irregularly published, imperfectly bound collection of fiction. Fiction! Paper! Thread! It is exactly what you want in your lifeboat.

Birkensnake 7 is available as of October 4, 2014. The price of Birkensnake 7 is a recording of your voice reading a story that you like. Having accumulated a number of such recordings, we offer them to you as a balm for lonely evenings, or lonely early mornings, or whatever time of day seems most lonely to you and in need of voices.

In addition, although it did not come to us in time for the most recent Birkensnake, we are able to offer as a web exclusive Matthew Pendleton’s “A Johnny Parenthesis,” — a prequel, as long-time followers will recognize, to “The Dig,” from Birkensnake One.


There is no such thing as a subscription to Birkensnake, mainly because we are never really sure if we’re going to make another one, and then when we do make one we never know how many copies we’ll have. But if you are interested in having us e-mail you about new issues when they come out, for example so that you can order them, you should consider subscribing to our mailing list, which we maintain for exactly that purpose.


We are currently closed to submissions, until we figure out what we want. There is no particular day or month on which we expect to be open to submissions again. We can only suggest that you join (if you haven’t already) the mailing list, where we will likely post updates.