Fiction Fix was founded by author, musician, artist, and UNF faculty member Mark Ari, and UNF students in 2002. Its original Editor-in-Chief was Sarah Cotchaleovich, followed by Melissa Milburn, Thelma Young, and current editor-in-chief and UNF graduate April Gray Wilder. The journal seeks to publish all varieties of fiction and is based on the premise of fiction as an addictive experience. Since its inception the journal has been a part of a growing literary community in North East Florida and has attracted authors from across the United States and world. Fiction Fix has been used by several UNF Faculty members in their literature courses, has showcased author readings open to the public, and has hosted its own fiction workshops. In 2009, with issue 6, the Journal moved entirely online and began including artworks. The Journal publishes a full Fiction issue each Fall and a special issue each Spring. The first special issue of Fiction Fix was sister publication, Poetry Fix, published under the guidance of deadpaper editor Tim Gilmore. The Spring 2011 issue is a Creative Nonfiction issue guest edited by Mark Ari, and the Spring 2012 issue will be a Sequential Art/Graphic Literature issue guest edited by Russell Turney. The journal closely associates with River House, the virtual writer's house of the University of North Florida.
Two Awards are given in each issue by the editors of Fiction Fix: The Editor's Choice Award and the Readers' Choice Award. Winning selections are promoted by the Journal and are nominated for other awards, such as the Pushcart Prize and Dzanc's Best of the Web Awards. All accepted stories are considered for the awards.