Letter from the Editors:

Dearest readers,

This issue is chock-full of clues for you to follow and mysteries to solve. We’ve got mysteries in barrels and mysteries aboard outposts in outer space, mysteries in artifacts, mysteries in notebooks and mysteries in fox women and cat women too. We’ve got detectives in the style of Poe and Chandler, and even detectives who are children. Whodunit? Youdunit!

But the biggest mystery of all is how the heck did we decide on which ones to keep from all of the great submissions? As Sherlock Holmes would deduce, the simplest solution is probably the correct one; and the simplest answer is that we ran out of pages! 

Our next theme is the future! Submit before the deadline is in the past, that is to say, by May 31st.

See you some time in the land of tomorrow!

Deep Overstock Editors

(Cover art: Hannah Collins)

Vincent A. AlasciaMystery Outpost VII
Roger CampDeath Comes to the old Lady, Paris ; Woman in Elevator, Paris
Mark D Cartfor ; sure
Yuan ChangmingFlocci Volitantes: A Metaphysical Mystery ; Foxwoman: An Ancient Folk Mystery ; Heartfelt Confusion: A Personal Puzzle
Nicole ChvatalLove Languages ; Von Zimmer 2805
Mickey CollinsThe Disappearance ; The Mole People
Mike CorraoHistory of Knotted Artifacts
Ben Crowley The King’s Man
Holly DayThe Barrel
Lynette G. EspositoExchanged
Kate FalveyThe Art of Detection ; The Art of the Never-Ending Ego
L. FidWho Killed the Middle Class?
Joe GiordanoNothing Bad Without Good
Lindsay GrandukeOde to the Manifesto Written on a Chrysler Pacifica in a Barnes and Noble Parking Lot
Charles HalstedThe Ghost in the Attic Closet
Nancy HayesSalient Green
Karla Linn MerrifieldOne Thing I Won’t Forget
Jen MierischA Glimmer of Intuition
Timothy Arliss OBrienMurder at Murphy Manor
Bob SelcrosseThe Case of the Disposal ; The Case of the Radiator
Sherry ShahanBodie
Jonathan van BelleFLY BOTTLE ; Lycophron of Chalcis
Z.B. WagmanA Model Murder
Alex WernerNot Waving if You Look Long Enough
Nicholas YandellWhistling in the Dark


Editors-In-Chief: Mickey Collins & Robert Eversmann
Managing Editor: Z.B. Wagman
Poetry: Jihye Shin
Prose: Z.B. Wagman