the literary magazine of the Osterhout Free Library.

From 2009 to 2014 Word Fountain produced 10 issues including the commemorative “Flood Issue” of 2012.

After a two year hiatus, we celebrated our relaunch of Word Fountain with a release party and readings on Friday, June 17th, 2016. You can pick up your copy of the Summer, 2016 issue from one of our branches.

The submission period for the winter issue opens on July 15th and continues through September 1st. See the submission page on for how to send us your prose and poetry.

You can also look for announcements upcoming on our Events Calendar, and learn more about Word Fountain by visiting where you can view the latest issues as well as the archives, updates and news about Osterhout’s literary magazine.