"Unstuck is devoted to breaking down traditional genre fiction barriers. It's also a really good read." — The New York Times
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.
"A real cause for celebration. ... The quality [of the stories] is uniformly very high." — Stefan Raets, Tor.com
"If you love both literary fiction and 'genre' fiction, and want to be able to read inventive new takes on both things, then you'll welcome a new literary annual called Unstuck that aims to blur the lines." — Charlie Jane Anders, io9.com
"Unstuck has all the right ingredients . . . [A] lot of esteemed authors from a wide variety of communities." — Samantha Pitchel, CultureMap.com
"The debut issue of Unstuck, an independent literary magazine out of Austin, Texas is a marvel. ... The entire issue will please and it’s refreshing to see a literary magazine committed to this kind of writing." — Roxane Gay, Beyond the Margins
"The idea of blending genre fiction and literary fiction is ... potent. Unstuck has the potential to be a serious part of this conversation. ... A striking debut." — Joe Gross, The Austin American-Statesman
"Unstuck has managed to gather a collection of stories and poems that relate to and play off each other in exciting and often surprising ways. If there is one thing that ties these stories together, however, it is not a common theme but an intimate attention to detail and a sense of wonder at the world we live in or might live in, even if only briefly. Highly recommended." — Dustin J. Monk, The Spiral