Unstuck #1by Aimee Bender, J. Robert Lennon, Joe Meno, Amelia Gray
Unstuck is an independent, non-profit, nationally distributed literary annual based in Austin, Texas. We emphasize literary fiction with elements of the fantastic, the futuristic, the surreal, or the strange — a broad category that would include the work of writers as diverse as Borges, Ballard, Calvino, Huxley, Tutuola, Abe and (of course) Vonnegut. In our… See more details below
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Unstuck is an independent, non-profit, nationally distributed literary annual based in Austin, Texas. We emphasize literary fiction with elements of the fantastic, the futuristic, the surreal, or the strange — a broad category that would include the work of writers as diverse as Borges, Ballard, Calvino, Huxley, Tutuola, Abe and (of course) Vonnegut. In our pages, you’ll find straight-up science fiction and fantasy; domestic realism with a twist of the magical; and work that experiments with form or blurs the boundaries between poetry and prose.
Our hefty debut issue includes new short stories from Aimee Bender, J. Robert Lennon, Amelia Gray, Joe Meno, Marisa Matarazzo, Arthur Bradford, Helen Phillips, Matthew Derby, Rachel Swirsky, Matthew Vollmer, Lindsay Hunter, John Maradik & Rachel B. Glaser, Leslie What, Charles Antin, Meghan McCarron, Sharona Muir, Andrew Friedman, Julia Whicker, Judson Merrill, Karin Tidbeck, and Randy Schaub . . . new poems by Kiki Petrosino, Zach Savich, Dan Rosenberg, Kaethe Schwehn, and Patrick Haas . . . and a new essay by Rennie Sparks.
Unstuck's carefully designed Nook edition includes: the full text of the 352-page print edition; a table of contents with navigation; cover art by photographer Timothy J. Fuss; and dozens of line drawings by illustrator Matthew Domiteaux.
Meet the Author
Our contributors’ fiction, poetry, and essays have previously appeared in The New Yorker, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Harper’s, Asimov’s, McSweeney’s, One Story, Paris Review, Strange Horizons, Tin House, Electric Literature, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, FENCE, Harvard Review, Weird Tales, Virginia Quarterly Review, Clarkesworld, Glimmer Train, and Granta.
Our authors’ work has been featured on NPR’s This American Life, and has appeared in a wide variety of anthologies, including Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, Best American Short Stories, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Anthology, The Pushcart Prize Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, Best of the Web, and Best American Nonrequired Reading.
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Unusual stories that are very well written. Julia Whicker's "Wonderblood" is stunning.