Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Otherwheres is a Lit Mag for True-ish Stories

The fourth issue is out this Friday.

by Sarah Burke
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 3:23 PM

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Otherwheres is a young-ish Oakland-based literary magazine that publishes true-ish stories by Bay Area authors with striking imagery and design. Its fourth issue is about to be born —on June 24, to be exact — and the theme is "disaster." I asked co-editor Joseph Bien-Kahn some questions to get a taste of what the mag is all about and what the new issue has in store. 

What’s with the name Otherwheres?
The word Otherwheres is actually the brainchild of my co-editor, Aaron Kingon. We opened our first issue with an explanation of the term, which he takes to mean the spaces between everywhere and nowhere: a “place where there is nothing yet.” I love the name because it fits what we’re doing so well — we’re small, which means we can try things, make mistakes, and hopefully build a magazine that is a spot where talented writers and artists want to share their personal, mostly true stories.

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