Letter from the Editors:

Dearest Readers,

The origin of life for Deep Overstock began with three booksellers meeting in a bookstore cafe with a simple idea: we had friends who wrote and did art, and we wanted them to have a place where they could publish their work. DO has almost taken on a life of its own now as it has grown beyond just publishing our friends’ and friends of friends’ work into receiving submissions from booksellers and book lovers from all around the world. But that just goes to show that the goal of Deep Overstock is a legitimate one and one that we are proud to have.

In our tenth issue of Deep Overstock our contributors have written for you stories about fathers, the creation of people, babies, viruses, nature, technology, and much more.

We hope that you enjoy.

Submissions are currently open for our eleventh issue: Animals, until November 30th.

Deep Overstock Editors

(Cover art: Roger Camp)

Essam H. Al-BaqshiThe Fly
Maev BarbaThe Machine
Roger CampOrigin of Life 2 ; Origin of Life 3
Mickey CollinsBaby Fever
Ben CrowleyThe Explorer
Amanda DepperschmidtAt the Boundary We Are Summoned
Desiree DucharmeCalifornian ; Origin Story ; Tart-but-shitty ; Word Origins
L. FidPerson-in-Hole
Dianah HughleyFever
Erin KarbuczkyThe Replica
A.G. Angevine First, There Was The Void
Timothy Arliss O’Brienwhere life began – nature
Nat PWBennu
Michael SantiagoKami
Bob SelcrosseMy Fathers
E.T. StarmannAlien Boy
Adam StewartInternal Mycology
Sue Su 女娲造人 Nǔ Wa Makes People
Eric ThralbyLacy & THE KNIFE
Jonathan van BelleTherapeutic Fantasy Epic
Rochelle WongOrigin of Life
Nicholas YandellStart Breathing


Editors-In-Chief: Mickey Collins & Robert Eversmann
Managing Editors: Ariel Kusby, Michael Santiago & Z.B. Wagman
Poetry: Jihye Shin
Prose: Michael Santiago & Z.B. Wagman
Translation: Sue Su
Additional Copyediting: Azalea Micketti