If you’re looking to stock up on some great short stories and poems to make that transition from summer into fall a little more bearable, Monkeybicycle has you covered. We’re overstocked and ready to give you an incredible deal on our back issues.

These 200+ page books include early works from some of your favorite contemporary authors. People like Steve Almond, Roxane Gay, Laura van den Berg, Matt Bell, Ben Loory, Chris Bachelder, Roy Kesey, Curtis Smith, and over 100 others. Plus! Our humor issue features some saucy works from comedians like Patton Oswalt, David Cross, and Sarah Silverman.

All throughout the month of September our books are a meager $3.00 each, with free shipping. That’s a pretty great deal for you literature lovers out there. So check them out below and take advantage of this great offer to fill your shelves with quality writing for next to nothing.


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ISBN-10: 1424321417
ISBN-13: 978-1424321414
6 x 9, 200 pages

Contributors: Steve Almond, Bob Arter, Chris Bachelder, Terry Bain, Brian Beatty, Ryan Boudinot, Sarah Bridgins, Sean Carman, Maxfield Chandler, Martha Clarkson, Lightsey Darst, Pia Z. Ehrhardt, Richard Fein, Jack Dee Fleischer, J.C. Frampton, Jessica Fuller, Steve Gillis, Julia Glassman, Susan Henderson, Ed Higgins, Steve Himmer, Jnana Hodson, Samantha Hunt, Tom Jackson, Roy Kesey, John Kistner, Josh Kron, Michael Lorne Leard, John Leary, Roderick Leyland, Shauna McKenna, Ashok Niyogi, Lori Romero, Peter Schwartz, Seth Shafer, Tyler Smith, Scott Southwick, Maureen Templeton, John Warner and Todd Zuniga.



ISBN-10: 0979312396
ISBN-13: 978-0979312397
6 x 9, 208 pages

Contributors: Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Myfanwy Collins, Johnny Ryan, Davy Rothbart, Wendy Molyneux, Aaron Burch, Bret Scott, Elizabeth Ellen, Matt Craig, Timothy Bennet, Pete Grosz, Liliana V. Blum, Katie Schwartz, Tyler Smith, Michael Frissore, Antonius Wiriadjaja, Amy Guth, J. Marcus Weekley, Matt Summers-Sparks, C. J. Kershner, Ben Tanzer, Jennifer Dziura, Peter Bognanni, Charlie Anders, David Hart, Noria Jablonski, Bob Fingerman, Vince LiCata, Jack Pendarvis, Christopher Monks, and an introduction by David Cross.


“They’re just having good dirty fun.”
—New Pages



June 2009
6 x 9, 208 pages

Contributors: Shane Allison, Sheila Ashdown, Richard Barrett, Matt Bell, Ryan Boudinot, Kim Chinquee, Martha Clarkson, Michael Czyzniejewski, Daniel O. Harris, Drew Jackson, Jason Jordan, Jing Li, Frayn Masters, Corey Mesler, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, CS Reid, Nora Robertson, Sarah Salway, Curtis Smith, Tyler Stoddard Smith, John Spiers, Joe Sullivan, Matthew Summers-Sparks, Twixt, Laura van den Berg, Cody Walker, Brandi Wells, and Jay Wexler.


“The issue hums along between realism and the surreal and the effect is that of a well-balanced meal.”
—New Pages

Monkeybicycle is a publication that knows its audience very well and does an excellent at job at assembling a range of writing that will appeal to that audience and still remain compelling to outliers. That, I think, is the hallmark of great editorial work.”
—PANK Magazine

“. . . a wry sensibility and an evocative, observant quality.”
—Prick of the Spindle

“The stories and poems here are well-crafted, ­but they feel spontaneous in their energy and inventiveness. They’re the kind of stories that people who don’t ordinarily like stories could accidentally fall into and then not come up for air for minutes afterward.”
—The Stranger

“While this issue serves up a heaping helping of classic MB stories there are great surprises inked on these pages. Read it cover to cover or hunt and pick, it don’t make no never mind to me, you’ll end up reading and loving the whole thing either way.”
—Word Riot



ISBN-10: 0615335748
ISBN-13: 978-0615335742
6 x 9, 208 pages

Contributors: Elizabeth Alexander, Angi Becker Stevens, Ryan Boudinot, Rita Dahl, Craig Davis, Andrew Ervin, Molly Gaudry, Roxane Gay, Aaron Gilbreath, Reed Hearne, James Kaelan, Corey Mesler, Weam Namou, Daniel Romo, Ken Saji, Shya Scanlon, Tyler Stoddard Smith, Rebecca van Laer, Yassen Vassilev, Edwin Wilson Rivera, and Michael Wood.


“It’s a carnival ride and a feast. I don’t know what kind of magic cooked up such a feast, but this should be what reading is all about.”
—Joe Sullivan

“The magazine may have hooked me with that sexy cover, but it was the companionship I found with it, lazing around at home on a Sunday afternoon listening to the rain, that made me want to keep it on my bookshelf.”
—New Pages

“Like a multiplex owned and managed by David Lynch, Monkeybicycle7 presents a diverse choice of absorbing, frequently disturbing, mini-movies in which to lose yourself.”
—PANK Magazine

“These are stories that contrast the strange with the subtle. They wander between the uncanny and the familiar, and show us how we might do the same.”
—Prick of the Spindle

Monkeybicycle seems to be hitting a new stride. This is next level shit.”
—Word Riot



March 2011
ISBN-10: 1936873214
ISBN-13: 978-1936873210
6 x 9, 200 pages

With stories and poems from 22 unique and boundless authors, Monkeybicycle8 is the perfect book for those with an eclectic literarypallete. Featuring cinema stars, cave-dwelling hermits, imaginary monsters, Internet hookups, and so much more, this issue packs a mighty wallop.

Contributors: Summer Block, Matt Briggs, Aaron Burch, E. Michael Desilets, Ori Fienberg, Jesús Ángel García, Scott Geiger, Michael Hickins, Steve Himmer, Blake Kimzey, Ben Loory, Annam Manthiram, Laura McCullough, Michael Mlekoday, Dustin Luke Nelson, Ben Nickol, Steve Peacock, Jonathan Redhorse, Vincent Scarpa, Curtis Smith, Rosalynn Stovall, and Andrew Weatherhead.


“A strong issue of diverse and memorable work.”
—Luna Park Review

“Monkeybicycle is out there to prove that the little guys can deliver the goods.”
—The Review Review



July 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1-938604-08-9
6 x 9, 207 pages

Contributors: A. Anupama, Jeremy Aufrance, A.A. Balaskovits, Nathan Blake, Lisa J. Cihlar, J.P. Dancing Bear, Rory Douglas, James Freed, Jack Garrett, James Tate Hill, Derek Henderson, Dustin Hoffman, Jared Hohl, J.Z. Houlihan, Jane Keyler, Sandra Kolankiewicz, Marshall Lee, Jessica Levine, Christopher Linforth, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Colleen Maynard, Todd McKinney, Colleen Morrissey, Analisa Raya-Flores, Laurie Sewell, Kelsi Sexton, Jon Steinhagen, Richard Wolkomir, and Michael Wood.


“. . . such a great read, issue after issue.”

“. . . funny, heartbreaking, and—true to Monkeybicycle form— unpredictable.”
—Fiction Writers Review

“. . . Monkeybicycle9‘s mix is fascinating, with a strong complexity that requires multiple readings.”
—Chicago Ex-Patriate

“There’s so much to see in this issue of MB it’s hard to know which way to look first. But take a long look, and look over and over. Something new will present itself each time, and you may feel that thing that you haven’t felt since childhood. It’s called wonder.”
—Joe Sullivan