Unstuck is an independent literary annual based in Austin, Texas.
We emphasize literary fiction with elements of the fantastic, the futuristic, the surreal, or the strange — a broad category that would include the work of writers as diverse as Borges, Ballard, Calvino, Huxley, Tutuola, Abe and (of course) Vonnegut. In our pages, you’ll find straight-up science fiction and fantasy; domestic realism with a twist of the magical; and work that experiments with form or blurs the boundaries between poetry and prose. We also publish a small selection of poems and essays.
The journal’s contributors are a mix of established and emerging writers. We publish and promote work from authors whose fiction has previously appeared mostly in genre magazines, as well as work from writers who have published only in university-affiliated literary quarterlies.
Our first issue is available in a perfect-bound print edition and in the Kindle and epub formats. It includes new short stories from Aimee Bender, J. Robert Lennon, Amelia Gray, Arthur Bradford, Rachel Swirsky, Joe Meno, Marisa Matarazzo, Matthew Derby, and Lindsay Hunter, among many others; new poems from Kiki Petrosino and Zach Savich, among others; and a new essay from Rennie Sparks.
Note: This journal has three different reading periods. Check their website before submitting.