OtherwiseMag publishes stories that speak the language of lived experience. This may be a biography, a portrait, an event, a situation, a historical moment, or an encounter. They expect stories to achieve depth, have narrative coherence, and take readers on a journey that deepens understanding and solidarity. They urge their authors to tell stories that are dialogic, multivocal, and multicentred. They oppose modes of storytelling that perpetuate othering narratives.
Tips From the Editor
Stories should have a beginning and an end.
Some authors think that storytelling is a space for them to tell a story that is not consistent, to wonder about the confusion, without no clear direction. Here we follow Calvino religiously: a story must be light and exact. A good story contemplates multiplicity while being quick and agile. A story makes the invisible visible while still having a beginning and an end.
If there is no end, stories can be open-ended but take the reader somewhere.