Day One

Day One was a weekly digital literary journal from Amazon Publishing dedicated to poetry, short fiction from debut writers, and illustrations from emerging artists. Launched on October 30, 2013, Day One’s final issue was published on December 27, 2017. For more than four years and over 200 issues, Day One showcased one writer, poet, and illustrator each week, delivering issues directly to Kindle devices or Kindle reading apps and introducing readers to new worlds and uncharted territories. Each issue of Day One included a letter from the editor, and occasional bonus content such as playlists, illustrations, or brief interviews with the authors. You can find many of the great short fiction published in Day One in Amazon’s Kindle Singles store.

Editorial Reviews

“Our world is filled with noise: the electronic whistle of a new text message arriving on our phone, the clack and clatter of television news anchors, the insistent mewing of a cute kitten in the latest video to hit your social media stream. Day One cuts through that distracting static to say in a very clear, loud voice: ‘Here is one story and one poem worthy of your attention for 30 minutes.’ You are well advised to pause the cat video, find an oasis of quiet, and settle in with these new and emerging voices in fiction and poetry. What they have to say brings clarity to our cluttered lives.”David Abrams, author of Fobbit


Illustration

Ilana Blady | Keith Carter | Forsyth Harmon | Michael Hirshon | Maryanna Hoggatt | Brittany Holloway-Brown | Jason Katzenstein | Simone Kurtz | Samantha Neukirch | Hannah Perry | Lillian Tomás | Brooke Weeber | Sara Zin

Fiction

Rebecca Adams Wright | Reem Abu-Baker | Lauren Acampora | Sean Adams | Hawa Allan | Kilby Allen | Chris Feliciano Arnold | Caitlin Barasch | Clare Beams | Emi Benn | Brittany Bennett | Chad Benson | Jenny Bhatt | Garrett Biggs | Jenny Blackman | Andrew Boden | Amy Bonnaffons | Tomiko Breland | Justin Brouckaert | Jeremy Burke | Matthew Burnside | Tara Isabella Burton | David Busis | Meghan Callahan | Catherine Carberry | Justin Carter | Amy Cassell | Brian Castleberry | Kashana Cauley | Lucas Church | Tia Clark | Bridget Clerkin | Tyrese Coleman | Michael Conforti | Anthony Correale | Colin Corrigan | Katie Cortese | Shante Cozier | Paul Crenshaw | Rachel Cross | Jonathan Crowl | DeLana Dameron | Ashley Davidson | Timothy DeLizza | Alyss Dixon | Nikki Dolson | Zacc Dukowitz | Ryann Eastman | Samantha Edmonds | Oddný Eir | Sean Ennis | Shideh Etaat | Kali Fajardo-Anstine | Harry Falconer | Jordan Farmer | Jen Fawkes | Scott Fenton | Cecilia Fernandez | John Fischer | Tim Fitts | Matthew Fogarty | Kelly Fordon | Katie Young Foster | Janet Frishberg | Bix Gabriel | Shaenon Garrity | Valerie Geary | Megan Giddings | Ann Glaviano | Benjamin Goodney | Alina Grabowski | Anabel Graff | Caroline Graham | Bernard Grant | Kindall Gray | Jennifer Green | Tom Gresham | Jenny Halper | Hannah Harlow | Nicole Haroutunian | Jane Hawley | Dan Hernandez | Kurt Hoberg | Joseph Horton | Gabrielle Hovendon | Blair Hurley | Kate Imbach | Leslie Anne Jones | Blake Kimzey | Peter Kispert | Katie Knoll | Chris Koslowski | Vera Kurian | Maria Kuznetsova | Scott Lambridis | Celia Laskey | Doretta Lau | Kate Leary | Justin Lee | Cade Leebron | Zachary Leven | Su-Yee Lin | Elias Lindert | Christopher Linforth | Julia LoFaso | Maxim Loskutoff | Megan Lynn | Monica Macansantos | Tom Macher | Andrew Madigan | Louise Marburg | Mesha Maren | Allie Mariano | Adam Matson | Joshua Mattson | Ben Mauk | James McAdams | Alex McElroy | Caitlin McGuire | LaTanya McQueen | Lisa Mecham | Lindsay Merbaum | Lincoln Michel | Conrad Moher | Heather Monley | Eugenie Montague | Tércia Montenegro | Hadley Moore | Dolan Morgan | Katie Moulton | Meaghan Mulholland | Caitlin Mullen | Wistar Murray | Shabnam Nadiya | Sequoia Nagamatsu | Xavier Navarro | Felice Neals | Kimarlee Nguyen | Alex Norcia | JoAnna Novak | Janice Obuchowski | Carolyn Oliver | Diane Hinton Perry | Simone Person | Brenda Peyando | Jessica Pishko | Maegan Poland | Lara Prescott | Erendira Ramirez-Ortega | Chaz reetz-laiolo | Brooks Rexroat | Sean Rose | Max Ross | Helen Rubinstein | Andrea Ruggirello | Antonio Ruiz-Camacho | Ann Rushton | Matt Sailor | Matthew Salesses | Sara Schaff | Amy Scharmann | Theo Schell-Lambert | Courtney Sender | Niusha Shodja | Tamara Shores | Douglas Silver | Melissa Sipin | Jonah Sirott | Kevin Skiena | Matthew Buckley Smith | Emma Smith-Stevens | Angela So | Stefen Styrsky | Bae Suah | Anna Swartz | Brandon Taylor | Lydia Fazio Theys | Kayla Thomas | Rebecca Thomas | Jackie Thomas-Kennedy | Jessica Thummel | Maggie Trapp | Becky Tuch | Kem Joy Ukwu | Debbie Urbanski | Ana Crouch Ureña | Andrew Valencia | Zoe Vandeveer | Paloma Vidal | Cady Vishniac | Sachin Waikar | Juliana Wang | Michael Wang | Keziah Weir | Monica Wendel | Nick White | Khaliah Williams | Luke Williams | Max Winter | Mark Wisniewski | Mimi Wong | Mingzhao Xu | Michael Yang | Christina Yu-Eisenberg | Hilary Zai | Caroline Zancan | Chenji Pan Zhang

Poetry

DM Aderibigbe | Kenzie Allen | Threa Almontaser | Eloisa Amezcua | Brandon Amico | Mary Angelino | Diannely Antigua | Jacquese Armstrong | Fatimah Asghar | Derrick Austin | Ruth Awad | Jeff Baker | Melissa Barrett | Micah Bateman | Gabrielle Bates | Brian Beatty | Abba Belgrave | Josh Bennett | Christine Bettis | KT Billey | Sarah Blake | Jacklynn Blanchard | Mary Block | Michelle Bonczek | Heather Bowlan | Shevaun Brannigan | Brandon Jordon Brown | Jamie Lyn Bruce | Daniel Carter | Laura Carter | Doug Paul Case | Dorothy Chan | Marianne Chan | Leila Chatti | Su Cho | Katy Chrisler | Babette Cieskowski | Jeremy Clark | Ama Codjoe | Emily Rose Cole | Andrew Collard | Alexandra Comeaux | Claudia Cortese | Emily Corwin | DeLana R.A. Dameron | Stephen Danos | Soleil David | Jessica Day | Jen DeGregorio | Danielle DeTiberus | Ann DeVilbiss | Chelsea Dingman | jayy dodd | Sam Donsky | Erin Dorney | Ryan Dzelzkalns | Rachel Edelman | Bryce Emley | Cody Ernst | Naomi Extra | David Fairbanks | Kallie Falandays | Adam Falkner | Camonghne Felix | Jameson Fitzpatrick | Courtney Flerlage | Sasha Fletcher | Ryann Stevenson | Aricka Foreman | Kelly Forsythe | Jessica Franck | Michael Frazier | Meg Freitag | Elizabeth Gollan | Taylor Pierce Gorman | Andrew Gottlieb | Jared Harel | Mikko Harvey | Arielle Hebert | Marwa Helal | zakia henderson-brown | Shamar Hill | Paul Hlava | Emily Hockaday | Darrel Holnes | Chloe Honum | David Hornibrook | Luther Hughes | Liam Hysjulien | Kenny Jakubas | William Jameson | L.A. Johnson | Yalie Kamara | Jennifer Schomburg Kanke | Britteney Kapri | Nathan Kemp | Trevor Ketner | Ae Hee Lee Kim | Patrick Kindig | Joshua Kleinberg | Heather Knox | Anita Oliver Koester | Keith Kopka | Kien Lam | Becca Lamarre | Elizabeth Langemak | Diana Lee | Cade Leebron | Nabila Lovelace | Lisa Low | Sandra Marchetti | Sara Joy Marquez | Nathaniel Marshall | Kyla Marshell | Chrissy Martin | Chloe Martinez | Yael Massen | Cassidy McFadzean | Lucien Darjeun Meadows | Caits Meissner | Anna Meister | Amy Meng | Ted Meyer | Mary-Kim Arnold | Tracy Mishkin | Danielle Mitchell | Holly Mitchell | Rosalie Moffett | Scott Montgomery | Saretta Morgan | Alex Morris | Julia Anna Morrison | Matt Morton | Gala Mukomolova | Katie Darby Mullins | Sahar Muradi | Alicia Rebecca Myers | Bryan Narendorf | Caitlin Neely | Diana Nguyen | Nkosi Nkululeko | Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl | JoAnna Novak | Uche Ogbuji | Elizabeth Onusko | Clare Pannicia | Morgan Parker | Megan Peak | Kate Peterson | Matt Petronzio | Christopher Phelps | Xandria Phillips | Jessica Piazza | Meghann Plunkett | Catherine Pond | Maya Catherine Popa | Michael Prior | Ines Pujos | Liz Purvis | Alissa Quart | Richard Quigley | Paige Quiñones | Danni Quintos | Adrienne Raphel | Casey Rocheteau | Jessica Roeder | Curtis Rogers | Laura Romain | Laura Romeyn | Michael Rosenthal | Sam Ross | Wesley Rothman | Montreux Rotholtz | Linwood Rumney | Justin Runge | Sam Sax | Nicole Sealey | Andrew Seguin | Charif Shanahan | Jackie Sherbow | Katie Jean Shinkle | Raena Shirali | Jayson Smith | Alexandra Smyth | Kimberly Ann Southwick | Brittany Spaulding | Soren Stockman | Christine Stoddard | Zack Strait | Stephanie Lane Sutton | L.J. Sysko | AE Talbot | KC Trommer | Samntha Tucker | Florencia Varela | Willie VerSteeg | Ocean Vuong | Cait Weiss | Monica Wendel | Jennifer Whalen | Danielle Wheeler | Ross White | Arisa White | Nicole Shanté White | Candace Williams | Derek Williams | Gaby Williams | Keith Wilson | Matthew Wimberley | Sarah Winn | David Winter | Jenny Xie | Emily Yoon | Danielle Zaccagnino | Javier Zamora | Jennifer Zhuang | Matthew Zingg | Brian Trimbol