About the Book
Contributors: John Grey, Elizabeth Shepard, Karuna Mistry, Vanessa Whitehead, Carrie Starr, Gabriel Gonzalez, Emmalisa Horlacher, Tabitha Sue Freeman, Wendel Klein, Brenda Webb, and Leona Ryan
Austur (oosh-ter), meaning East in Icelandic, is an online literary magazine based in Northern Utah. Twice a year, we produce inspirational literary fiction and nonfiction from emerging and established artisans in the forms of short stories, essays, poetry, memoirs, translations, and art. Founded in October 2022, our mission is to promote diverse voices from different cultures and backgrounds from all over the world — to celebrate how each individual honors God, family, nature, and self-growth within our themed issues. We seek work that stirs the soul in remembrance of things that matter most, urges us to pause and reflect, and invites us to empathize and improve.