A Nonprofit Literary Publisher & Writer’s Resource

Published by Tethered by Letters, F(r)iction is a triannual journal of the best literature and art from this and other worlds. Click here to learn more about our current issue, and subscribe here.


From across the globe, TBLers join together to share their love of literature and art, support each other, write amazing group stories, and use geeky pick-up lines on our Celebrity Mentors. For more, go to our Community page.

Tethered by Letters teaches a graphic memoir course in the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility in order to promote literacy, critical thinking, and personal development through storytelling.


Tethered by Letters is passionate about educating budding authors and increasing literacy rates across the globe. We run several FREE programs to help cultivate the next generation of great literature: For more, visit our Education or Writing Resource Center.


Tethered By Letters publishes F(r)iction. The brainchild of a ragtag team of editors, artists, and writers, F(r)iction is the best of everything we’ve ever loved. F(r)iction is experimental. F(r)iction is strange. F(r)iction pokes the soft spots, touches nerves most would rather remain protected.


Printed triannually and distributed around the world, F(r)iction publishes short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, in addition to a selection of graphic stories. We have published original work by established authors such as Benjamin Percy, Isaac Marion, Scott O’Connor, and Helen Phillips, as well as amazing graphic features, including two Eisner-nominated comics.

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Based in Denver, Colorado, Tethered by Letters (TBL) is a nonprofit devoted to helping creatives reach their potential. Through our education, community, and publishing divisions, TBL works to foster a love of literature, increase literacy rates, and help new creators succeed in the publishing industry.

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Tethered by Letters is a nonprofit that relies on generous donations from people just like you! Every donation matters; any amount (even just $10) is the lifeblood of TBL.

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Tethered by Letters is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. In addition to helping us cultivate the next generation of literature, your donation is fully tax deductible.

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Tethered by Letters does not discriminate against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, military status, political service, affiliation, or disability.