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Not Deer Magazine

ART FROM THE UNCANNY VALLEY

Not Deer Magazine is an online arts and literature magazine specializing in horror and surrealism from marginalized creators. We love work that makes us afraid to whistle after dark. We hope you do as well.  

For more information about our magazine, check out our interview with Jim Harrington here.

"You’re in a car at night, in a rural, heavily wooded area, and probably a bit lost. It’s not wildly uncommon to see an opossum crossing the road, see blips of little animals with your headlights. You see a deer. So you/your friends go “Oh! Deer!” and slow down in case it leaps in front of you. 

Then you see it more clearly. There’s just something wrong about it. There’s something about its eyes. You feel your stomach get heavy like a rock, the hair on your neck raise. You sense intelligence that you shouldn’t. It doesn’t move like a deer, it moves like a… oh god, what is that thing? Whatever that thing is, it’s not a deer and we need to leave."

- will-of-the-witch

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Content Spotlight

Each week we pick one piece from the acceptance pool to showcase.

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Contest

There's something in the woods

Not Deer Magazine will be holding our first contest beginning June 29th! For information on how to enter, please check out our Submit tab!

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The Best Of Not Deer Anthology

COMING LATE 2021

At the end of the year, we're planning on releasing a print collection with the works we think best distill our theme and represent our vision.

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