2018 didn't quite match the nadir for us story-telling wise that was 2017. Oh how, I often though, we tried.... 2017 though, was a shitty year for our readers, and our writing at outsideleft.
Too soon to call it a comeback, 2018 at OL was not without it's highs, more French translations (thanks Guilaine and Christian), Boxing! (thanks Kirk); Our first Italian piece (on watercolor wonder, Emma Archer), a miliion selling author (thanks Tim!), more music than would respond well if you shook a stick at it (thanks Jason) and The Will Buckingham (thanksWriteMeave) yep, enough highs to encourage us to look forward with some excitement to seeing more contributors and more stories in these pages in 2019. Everyday, every single day I think we should stop. Instead, given the excitement, I think we'll be sloping on into another year...
So the list... Outsideleft's most popular stories of 2018...
2019, this way ->->
Publisher, Lamontpaul founded outsideleft with Alarcon in 2004 and is hanging on, saying, "I don't know how to stop this, exactly."
Lamontpaul portrait by John Kilduff painted during an episode of John's TV Show, Let's Paint TV
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If Outsideleft had arms they would always be wide open and welcoming to new writers and new ideas. If you've got something to say, something a small dank corner of the world needs to know about, a poem to publish, a book review, a short story, if you love music or the arts or anything else, write something about it and send it along. Of course we don't have anything as conformist as a budget here. But we'd love to see what you can do. Write for Outsideleft, do. [SUBMISSIONS FORM HERE]