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Introducing The Shortish Project

Celebrate the short novel!

Explore 500+ acclaimed short novels from the past 200 years (with 250 from the last 20 years) (and 50+ from the last year alone).

Publish your own!

Ready to join the party? All styles & genres welcome. A new open-door publishing program, in paperback and ebook, available at the Project and booksellers everywhere.

A new sister project. Check it out!

Now in our 10th year, Outpost19’s award-winning list of fiction and nonfiction books continues to grow. New titles coming this Fall!

coming this fall!

Thirteen Question Method by David L. Ulin, a breathtaking remake of the classic noir novel.

Rooted 2: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction, edited by Josh MacIvor-Andersen. “Messy, symbiotic, beautiful.”

Master Lovers by David Winner, a twisted puzzle of fascism and fraud revealed through a beloved great aunt’s early sexual history.

Anything You Recognize by Daniel Mueller, a new joy-filled collection of short fiction hailed as a “masterclass in the short story.”

Disappearing Debutantes by Meg Pokrass and Aimee Parkison, a remarkable collection of flash fiction exploring women who “become strange in hopes of being loved, being listened to, being understood, and being seen.”

Gad’s Book by Dylan Bassett, a brilliant debut novel tracking the seduction of a young novelist by a group of charismatic activists. “A masochistic delight.”

ten years!

keep exploring…

more novels, memoirs, biographies, short fiction & essays | explore our 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

our books + authors in the media

New York Times
The Guardian
The New Yorker
Electric Lit

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.

Learn how to order our books, how to subscribe to our email and how to submit projects.

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