Ecotone and Lookout staff introduce our favorite stories from Astoria to Zion

With the forthcoming March 2014 publication of Astoria to Zion, Ecotone celebrates ten years of publication. During that time the magazine has established itself as a preeminent venue for original short fiction from both recognized and emerging writers. More than twenty stories from the first sixteen issues have been reprinted or noted in the Best American, New Stories from the South, Pushcart, and PEN/O. Henry series.

Over the next few months, leading up to the best of Ecotone publication, we’ll celebrate by introducing a favorite story from the anthology. Watch for new entries by Lookout and Ecotone staff members each Wednesday, and as always, follow our blog for other updates.