Otis Nebula started in 2009 as a game, or writing prompt, among a group of poets born but not necessarily currently based in the Intermountain West. Poems were exchanged, cannibalized, recycled. Each poem and each poet were an Otis and all of them together were a swarm, a nebula. The Otis prompt has since been used in classrooms and writing groups across the globe. Now Otis offers a wider orbit, a larger cloud. We publish a semiannual web magazine, or conduit, that features words in the shape of poems and longer pieces that are sometimes called stories. These pieces are not connected to the Otis prompt, in so far as we know, though we do still occasionally invite writers to participate in the game online. We also publish books. We are currently reading submissions for the magazine only.




managing editor: Andrea Reiser Perkins      assistant editor: Miguel Gorham        assistant editor: Henri Beauregard