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Unstuck is an independent, nonprofit annual based in Austin, Texas. We emphasize literary fiction with elements of the fantastic, the futuristic, or the surreal -- a broad category that would include the work of writers as diverse as Abe, Ballard, Borges, Calvino, Tutuola, and (of course) Vonnegut. In our pages, you'll find everything from straight-up science fiction and fantasy to domestic realism with a twist of the improbable. We feature a mix of established and emerging fiction writers from both the genre and literary publishing communities. We also publish a limited selection of poems and essays.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 1 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Closed

Audience:

Unknown

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenres: Cross-Genre, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre, Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre, Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
Lengths:
Short Story Short Story2,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Styles:

Literary, Surrealist.

Topics:

Unknown

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


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Dates

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2020
Date Added: 14 Jul 2011

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