You’ve been knotty, haven’t you? Just a little? That’s ok. We’ve tied all of that up into a neat little journal here.
Don’t worry, we won’t string you along. Please enjoy the knot pieces within Deep Overstock 22. We have poems (and a couple prose pieces) all about how knots, and ropes, and strings, and twine bring us together, or keep us apart.
But we’re hoping that knot even death will keep you from submitting to our next issue: Ghosts. We want ghosts of Christmas future (it’s just around the corner), ghosts that moan and howl, ghosts of past lovers, or forgotten lunches. Give us your scary ghosts or your friendly ghosts. Whatever haunts your halls, send them our way. We’ll bust ’em. Submit your ghoulish work by November 30th.
You can’t tie us down,
Deep Overstock Editors
Audio release party episodes can be found on the Deep Overstock Fiction Podcast.
Cover: “Rope” ca. 1550–1295 B.C., on display at The Met, used under Public Domain
Kai Broach – Wake
Yuan Changming – Cat Karma; Initial Contact; Onset
Mark DeCarteret – knot tying; speed reading; spin casting
Lynette Esposito – Anniversary; Grandson at Almost Three; In the Beginning; Medusa’s Love Story; One Late October Eve
Ken Gosse – More Sounds of Silence
Paul Hostovsky – Boating Knots
RJ Equality Ingram – How to Tie a Monkey’s Fist
Aletha Irby – DNA AND
Ben Macnair – 11.39; Icarus’s Wings
Timothy Arliss OBrien – Knots
James G. Piatt – emotional whispers; The Sea
Emily J. Schnipper – String
Rin Stone – Bowline
Angela Townsend – Forced
Z.B. Wagman – Photos
Nicholas Yandell – The Secret Guest
Editors-In-Chief: Mickey Collins & Robert Eversmann
Managing Editor: Z.B. Wagman
Poetry: Timothy Arliss OBrien, Jihye Shin & Nicholas Yandell
Prose: Z.B. Wagman