Issue Six: Westerns – October 2019



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 submissions@deepoverstock.com by November 20th.

Deep Overstock Editors



Order a print copy: the DO Store, Bookshop.org, Powell’s, and others.

(Cover art contest winner: Emily Lakehomer)

AJD – Western Denial
Michael Calkins
Rock Candy, Bury me in sacred ground, Hiram Mitchell
Hannah Collins – The Red Bandana, A Spaghetti Western
Mickey Collins –
Dead or Alive
Ben CrowleyThe Sore
Robert EversmannFor I’m the Greatest Sinner, The Nightmare, The Executioner
Carson Everson – Little Cowboys
Desmond Everest Fuller –
Small Things
Joe GalvánSister Annie, Going West
Dan HeiseOld West Justice
Ariel KusbyWest
John McCaineThe Cowboy Convinces Us of God, The Cowboy Thinks He’s Better Than God
Timothy Arliss O’BrienMemories from Oklahoma, Two Cowboys Holding Hands
Michael SantiagoNo Eulogies
Ben TalleyThe Valley
Geoff WallinHorse People
Fred WhiteA Gathering of Tinies
OakteaArt
Nicholas YandellOld El Dorado in the Devil’s Pass



Editorial

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



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