After nearly two decades online, failbetter is going through an extensive redesign which will debut in Fall 2017!  A preview of the new redesign will be available sometime this summer. 

In September, we experienced a fatal error with our old infrastructure.  Given that we were already planning to redesign and reimplement the architecture of the journal, we decided to just go ahead and migrate to a new platform.

We're excited for the upcoming relaunch of the magazine and will keep our readers apprised of the developments.  In the meantime, writers should feel free to continue to submit and readers feel free to access our wealth of poetry, fiction and art archives.

So, in a very failbetter fashion, we present this new, old journal to you.  If you notice any errors or have any comments, feel free to contact us at

Ever tried.  Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Joe Woods
Managing Editor,

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