Publication News

Peter S. Drang wrote to say: “Flame Tree Press purchased my story “Truth Fly, Don’t Bother Me” for their November newsletter, themed ‘dystopia’. This story was extensively reviewed at OWW and I appreciate all the great feedback. This is my third pro sale this year, and OWW was instrumental in all of those sales.” Major […]

Editor’s Choice Award November 2019, Short Story

The Editors’ Choices are chosen from the submissions from the previous month that show the most potential or otherwise earn the admiration of our Resident Editors. Submissions in four categories — science fiction chapters, fantasy chapters, horror, and short stories — receive a detailed review, meant to be educational for others as well as the […]

Editor’s Choice Award October 2019, Science Fiction

The Editors’ Choices are chosen from the submissions from the previous month that show the most potential or otherwise earn the admiration of our Resident Editors. Submissions in four categories — science fiction chapters, fantasy chapters, horror, and short stories — receive a detailed review, meant to be educational for others as well as the […]

Publication News

Elizabeth Tuckwell writes: “Just to say that I have a short story in the anthology, “Harvey Duckman Presents, Volume 3” being published on 31 October 2019 by Sixth Element Publishing. The short story, “Tully and the Ghost” is a story that was reviewed in SFFOWW and I received some valuable pointers about how to improve […]

Editor’s Choice Award October 2019, Fantasy

The Editors’ Choices are chosen from the submissions from the previous month that show the most potential or otherwise earn the admiration of our Resident Editors. Submissions in four categories — science fiction chapters, fantasy chapters, horror, and short stories — receive a detailed review, meant to be educational for others as well as the […]

Editor’s Choice Award October 2019, Horror

The Editors’ Choices are chosen from the submissions from the previous month that show the most potential or otherwise earn the admiration of our Resident Editors. Submissions in four categories — science fiction chapters, fantasy chapters, horror, and short stories — receive a detailed review, meant to be educational for others as well as the […]

Grapevine/Market News

Arsenika is open to both flash fiction up to 1,000 words, and poetry submissions until November 1, 2019. Payment is $60 for flash, and $30 for poetry. Full details can be found here. Dark Moon Digest is a quarterly publication, and they are currently looking for stories between 1,500 and 7,000 words. Submission period is ongoing. […]

Writing Challenge/Prompt

Everyone has a favorite story or favorite book. Think about what you love most about that story, what elements got under your skin. Now think of what you’d change if that story belonged to you. Would you change the ending, the main character? The setting? Then write your own story, with your own character, and […]

Publication News

The wonderful Rae Carson has two new books coming in 2020. The Empire of Dreams, a fourth book in her Girl of Fire and Thorns universe, will be released in April of 2020. Rae Carson has also been chosen to write The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition (Star Wars) The book will be released in March […]