What’s a Misfit Document? I’ve been editing this department for two years and I still have the same wishy-washy answer I came up when I started:

It’s a text that doesn’t easily fit into any genre or category. It’s not quite a poem or short story or novel excerpt or essay. Or if it is one of those things, it doesn’t quite qualify as “literary” or sci-fi or mystery or memoir or whatever. Or maybe it’s all of those things and more. It’s something you wrote that you believe is amazing, but you have no idea what it is or where it belongs in the world. It’s something that when people read it they say, “What the hell is this?”

It’s something that doesn’t really have a label, or at least not one that is widely used.

There’s a wide range of documents published under this category. You should read them if you haven’t already.

I hope to expand and reach new misfitted heights in 2018.

Let’s do it together!



Send your misfit document to with a brief bio (1-3 sentences).

I’ll do my best to reply promptly.


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