The Saturday Evening Post has long been known for publishing great fiction. To mark the magazine’s 200th anniversary, we devoted much of our May/June 2021 issue to highlighting some of the best short stories and serials to have appeared in the Post — fiction from more than two dozen of the world’s greatest and most well-known writers, from commercial successes to Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners.
While we could only give you a taste of these stories in the print magazine, you can follow the links below to read the full stories as they originally appeared in print. These stories and more await your discovery in our expansive digital archive.
Click links in the first column to visit author pages, which list brief biographical information and other pieces by the author. Click links in the second column to read flipbooks of the stories that are available for everyone. Not all stories are available as flipbooks; follow links in the third column to open the complete issue in which a story appeared. (This access is available to Saturday Evening Post members only. If you’re a subscriber, you can verify your subscription here, to receive credentials to log in and view content available only to subscribers. If you’re not a member, please consider subscribing to the magazine today and gaining access to our complete magazine archive.)
The Saturday Evening Post continues its legacy of seeking out and highlighting new, engaging fiction within the pages of our magazine, in our weekly New Fiction Friday series, and through our annual Great American Fiction Contest.