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“Brilliant, imaginative, and woven from the real and gauzy strands of a rich inner life, Fred Leebron‘s THE NEWS SAID IT WAS is a masterful book of disillusionment and wonder.” Ada Limon

From acclaimed novelist and essayist Fred Leebron, THE NEWS SAID IT WAS is a walloping collection of short fiction full of the dire and the outrageous, running circles around conventions of memory, realism and fantasy. 

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John Reed’s The Family Dolls “toys with historical horror… allowing readers to consider the famous true crime story from new perspectives.” Publishers Weekly


“These slice-of-life sketches capture fleeting moments of connection. This arrives right on time.” Publishers Weekly


Author/Editor Josh MacIvor-Andersen presents another magical collection of arboreal nonfiction. Submissions happening now!

recent titles

biography/memoir | full list

fiction | full list

Short-ish | full list

Short novels + extended essays. Powerful + acclaimed.

“A furious, darkly comic fable for this precise American moment” – J. Robert Lennon

“A tense and timely love story that probes the disastrous gulf between class and technology” – Ben Marcus

“Endlessly inquisitive… a worthy addition to the canon of messy, strange, and keen women” – Kirkus Reviews

“The Jim Jarmusch of Central Oklahoma zoo-fiction—contemplative and dreamy and in awe of the strange.” – Benjamin Warner

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Now in our 10th year, Outpost19 is an award-winning publisher of fine fiction and nonfiction books. Our authors and titles have been featured in indie and major media and favored by booksellers nationwide. Based in San Francisco. Jon Roemer, senior editor and publisher.

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