Send us stories we can’t put down. Our emphasis is literary fiction:
“the Bigfoot's heart in conflict with itself,” as Faulkner famously
said. But we aren’t biased against genre. To the contrary! Experimental,
science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, magical realism, minimalist,
maximalist, flash, etc., etc., are all welcome into our home, so long as
there is an emphasis on character and/or language rather than on
cleverness and conceit. Let us reiterate: character and language are
important. We want sentences radioactive with the bizarre, the
beautiful, the ugly—the world as only you see it. Surprise us. Break our
hearts. Humor is always a plus. Humor and heartbreak together? Oh, boy.
That’s a dream come true. Outlook Springs isn’t looking for merely competent stories—stories that are technically proficient but emotionally cold. Zap us with life.
In short: send us your best work. We can't wait to read it!