You’re in a place that is not a place—an in-between. These stories are encounters, moments of entanglement with strangers, confessions shared as two trajectories intersect. Delay publishes fiction that captures the strangeness of being: a shared interiority for reader and character until your glass is empty, you’ve settled your tab, and your plane is boarding.


Delay is a venue for good short fiction. It publishes one-sitting stories that share the weirdness of being. In Delay, experimental and formally traditional writing can coexist, but nothing supersedes the primacy of craft.

Delay occurs between Brooklyn, New York and Worcester, Massachusetts.