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Issue #2 is live!

10 Aug

Featuring fiction by Scott Archer Jones; flash fiction by Corey Mesler; poetry by Alan Britt, April Salzano, and Aimee Herman; photo-story by Aykan Ozener and more…

#2 cover


You are invited!

9 Jun

The Otter Launch Party Flyer

The Otter is a new online magazine published by Overpass Books. We will be celebrating the launch of the inaugural issue with a reading at Brooklyn Colony (274 4th Avenue) in Park Slope.


Featured Readers:

John Coletti
Barbara Henning
Tony Iantosca
Giuseppe Infante
Alex Mindt

Visit to check out the first issue containing poetry, fiction, art and an interview with Patricia Spears Jones, conducted by Lewis Warsh.


Call for submissions

23 Oct

Call for submissions

Submit your poems, fiction, visual art, videos, and more to our blog!

Check out our submission guidelines for more information.

“Gypsy Lady” by Lorraine Sweger-Perez

11 Mar

The piece “Gypsy Lady” by Lorraine Sweger takes you to the moment…


Lorraine Sweger-Perez lives in Queens New York. Her debut publication, “Gypsy Lady,” is a piece from her current series of short creative nonfiction stories. It is a result of her determination to get out of the apartment, and observe city life.  She was born in New York but grew up in Colorado and returned home twelve years ago. She is currently enrolled at LaGuardia Community College and will graduate with a Creative Writing degree in fall of 2013. After graduation, she plans to attend Brooklyn College where she will work on her BFA in creative writing.

“The Miracle Baby 5-in-1” by Dan Nielsen

6 Mar

A new short story, “The Miracle Baby 5-in-1” by Dan Nielsen, has entered the atmosphere– read on and on and on and on…



Dan Nielsen has always lived and will eventually die somewhere in Wisconsin. He’s had a few plays produced, and was a staff writer on the Public Radio show: Hotel Milwaukee. Recent publications include: poetry in OneTitle and Curio Poetry, and short fiction in Alternate Trigger and The Feathered Flounder. He has a blog.

“Dog’s Fate” by Gary Beck

1 Mar

From Gary Beck comes “Dog’s Fate” — a story about about a playwright whom tries to help his dog satisfy his sexual needs and discovers endless difficulties, some amusing, some bizarre.


Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director. His chapbook ‘Remembrance’ was published by Origami Condom Press, ‘The Conquest of Somalia’ was published by Cervena Barva Press, ‘The Dance of Hate’ was published by Calliope Nerve Media, ‘Material Questions’ was published by Silkworms Ink, ‘Dispossessed’ was published by Medulla Press, ‘Mutilated Girls’ was published by Heavy Hands Ink, ‘Pavan and other poems’ was published by Indigo Mosaic and ‘Iraq Monologues’ was published by Atlantean Press. A collection of his poetry ‘Days of Destruction’ was published by Marie Celeste Press. Another collection ‘Expectations’ was published by Rogue Scholars Press, ‘Dawn in Cities’ was published by Winter Goose Publishing and ‘Assault on Nature’ is being published by Winter Goose Pubishing. His novel ‘Extreme Change’ was published by Cogwheel Press and ‘Acts of Defiance’ is being published by Artema Press. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry and fiction has appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.

“Unconventional Love Story” by Rebecca M. Ross

8 Feb

This blizzard is coming, and so is a short story from Rebecca M. Ross, titled “Unconventional Love Story


Rebecca M. Ross has been writing creatively since she learned how to print.  Since then, her work has been featured on The New Vilna Review, Scribblers on the Roof, Unpious, and Errant Parent.  She has an MA in English, a large dog, four kids, and a great need for coffee.

“a fanciful idea” by Lance Manion

7 Feb

Here is some flash fiction from Lance Manion, titled “a fanciful idea


Lance Manion has recently released his third collection of humorous short stories entitled The Ball Washer. Visit his website,, where he blogs there daily, in addition to contributing to many online fiction sites such as Whiskey Paper, Running Out of Ink, Free Flash Fiction, Fictitious Magazine, The Tripod Cat, Reader’s Entertainment, Bone Parade and, most recently, Milk & Honey Siren.

“Blackout” by Jon L Peacock

25 Jan

Freezing out still. So, fiction on Friday, please? Certainly! Enjoy “Blackout” by Jon L Peacock


Originally from the Arizona desert, Jon L Peacock is a Brooklyn based actor and writer. A professor at various New York City colleges, he is a graduate of Long Island University’s MFA creative writing program. Sections from his master’s thesis, Wayward (a novel), can be read in Downtown Brooklyn #17, 18. Selected publications include the short story, “Impressions,” in the inaugural issue of By the Overpass, several contributions to the monthly zine, Having a Whiskey Coke With You, and co-author for the full-length publication, OCCUPYING WALL STREET: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America, published March 2012.

“A Philosopher King” by Ben Tripp

24 Jan

It has been freezing in NYC, so its time to warm up with a hot beverage and some fiction from Ben Tripp, a piece called A Philosopher King”


Ben Tripp is a poet and writer of other genres: some poems have appeared in the little magazines in Brooklyn CLOCK #2 and The Death And Life Of American Cities. As an editor, he also had work in Gerry Mulligan and the New Hunters Review. Tripp has written criticism on Books, Music, Dance and Art for the Brooklyn Rail, and has a piece in HTML Giant coming out in February.