(Cover art contest winner: Emily Lakehomer)
Joe Galván – Sister Annie, Going West
Ben Talley – The Valley
Geoff Wallin – Horse People
Fred White – A Gathering of Tinies
Michael Santiago – No Eulogies
Oaktea – Art
Desmond Everest Fuller – Small Things
Mickey Collins – Dead or Alive
Carson Everson – Little Cowboys
AJD – Western Denial
Dan Heise – Old West Justice
Ariel Kusby – West
Ben Crowley – The Sore
Nicholas Yandell – Old El Dorado in the Devil’s Pass
Editor-In-Chief: Bobby Eversmann
Managing Editors: Ariel Kusby & Mickey Collins
Prose: Mickey Collins & Bobby Eversmann & Z.B. Wagman
Poetry: Ariel Kusby
Social Media: Ariel Kusby & Caroline McCulloch
Web Design: Mickey Collins
Interior Design: Mickey Collins
Cover Design: Emily Lakehomer
Letter from the Editors
Hello there pardners,
Ah, the old West: a time of cowboys, cowgirls, and other cowpeople. Our contributors weren’t horsing around this time. We lassooed up the best of the West from east to west, but especially the west. Saddle up for a few stories, poems, and art that will keep you entertained on the range. But we won’t buffalo you into enjoying them.
A special thanks to Emily Lakehomer for the cover cowgirl in blue, everyone who submitted a piece or two, and to readers like you.
As the sun sets on summer, we’re looking forward to fall. The leaves are dying, the rain is here, and it’s getting darker. But don’t shy away from the shadows, be inspired by them! Our next issue will be Horror! What makes you want to lock your doors at night but also during the day, other than the falling temperatures? Put a new fear into us. Make us faint. Keep us up at night.
Send your horrific tales of gruesomeness to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 20th.
Deep Overstock Editors