“show us something terrible, or wonderful”

we are pleased to announce the recent launching of the other room journal! co-edited by fiction mfa’ers tim raymond and justin mundhenk, the  journal publishes “stories. online.” check it out for your reading pleasure, and submit. stories. online. about the aesthetic of the other room, the editors say the following:

literary fiction tends to be defined in terms of what it’s not. literary fiction is not genre-based. literary fiction does not accomodate convention. our sense of this style is purely intuitive. so we’ll say this. send us work that enjoys language (we love lydia davis). show us your best line (we love amy hempel). wander a bit (we love denis johnson). give us weird (we love joy williams). contradict yourself and your story. make us sleepy, or angry. make us touch ourselves oddly. shove your accidents in our faces.  show us something terrible, or wonderful, or just make us feel. show us what you keep hidden in the other room.

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