Experimental fiction can go either way, and I've certainly dabbled in it myself, occasionally without even meaning to. Electric Literature is a fantastic New York-based lit journal publishing five stories per issues and always boasting unconventional cover art that grabs your attention in the bookstore. Published bi-annually, they "select stories charged with wit and emotional gravity right from the first sentence." Recently, they held a 'Selected Shorts' contest, and the winning piece was published on their blog, The Outlet. The piece, written by Molly Tolsky, a Sarah Lawrence MFA student, really struck me, as much for its form and creative language as for its raw content. Do check it out, and maybe give Electric Literature some love while you're at it.