each day grows longer in accordance with desireto be closer to you; time bends towards wantas do we all. the sun traces across your lips and were iwith you, i’d not hesitate to give into the urge to lick light from your skin. when i think of how often theContinue Reading

This isn’t a love poem. It’s something else entirely.This isn’t a love poem: it’s a sunny afternoon with us airing our grief in the city park. This isn’t a love poem. It’s that time you couldn’t stop staring at me rain soaked after we ran to the car, and theContinue Reading

As a child, my favorite summertime souvenir wasNot seashells or sand crabs butThe tar that stuck to my salty feetLike a sailor’s tattoosAnd I’d dance upon the web-like shadow ofThe water treatment plantThat I mistook as part of the refineryIn hopes of staining myself permanently My efforts were no matchContinue Reading

after Katrina Agbayani though i spent much of my life trying.chased the barrels like i’d never known the rush of dizziness.clutched the mane of a living thing like we were one and the same.rode bareback in winter like my favorite childhood movie.somewhere in a box left in my childhood homeContinue Reading

From the upcoming release Zenithism by Jonathan van Belle. Pre-order it today on the DO Store. What is Fermi’s Paradox? Fermi’s Paradox is not so much of a paradox, at least it is not a logical paradox; it is more of tension between two putative truths: (1) We have noContinue Reading

Submissions are now open for our 12th Issue in the theme of… MYSTERY. Send us your alcoholic PIs, send us boxes without return addresses, figures in cloaks with raspy voices, drop little breadcrumb clues for us to follow into the bakery where there’s been a murder! Whatever you send us,Continue Reading

Deep Overstock is excited to announce the theme for our tenth issue: Origin of Life. Did life begin from volcanic vents on the ocean floor? Were we hurtled toward Earth on a rock from the stars? Is there an all-powerful Creator?People have been wondering how we got here since weContinue Reading

Thank you to everyone who submitted to Deep Overstock #9. We received more submissions for this issue than any other before. Acceptances and rejections have been sent out and we are currently editing the journal. Our hope is to get it printed and ready by July, but with delays atContinue Reading