Writing Challenge/Prompt

Everyone around you looks like a living, breathing person. Your family, your friends, and the person you’re falling in love with all feel real. Your heart tells you this is true. Occasionally, something you see or hear makes you doubt your heart. To make it worse, your head keeps asking uncomfortable questions. Put a character […]

Member News Of Note

OWW alumni Joshua Palmatier’s small press, Zombies Need Brains, had just released three new anthologies: GUILDS & GLAIVES (sword & sorcery), THE RAZOR’S EDGE (military SF&F), and SECOND ROUND (urban fantasy). You can find the books at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and the ZNB online store. Covers, a list of contributing authors, and full information can […]

Grapevine/Market News

 Cemetery Dance magazine is accepting submissions from June 5, 2018 until July 5, 2018 from authors who have never sold a story to the magazine before. If you’ve already had a story accepted for publication in the magazine, please wait for the next reading period. They are looking for stories up to 5,000 in length, and […]

Editors Choice June 2018, 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 […]

On The Shelves

My Plain Jane by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton (Harper Teen June 2018)  You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester—and, Reader, she marries him. Or does she? Prepare for an adventure of […]

Editor’s Choice Award May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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 […]

Member News Of Note

All of us at OWW are very proud of all our members, past and present, and their accomplishments. A huge congratulations to N. K. Jemisin for winning the Nebula Award for Best Novel for her book The Stone Sky!

Editor’s Choice Award May 2018, 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 […]

Writing Challenge/Prompt

Imagine taking shelter from a snowstorm in an abandoned cottage. There is wood stacked next to the fireplace, a box of matches on the mantel, and blankets in a round topped chest against the wall. Warm and safe, you fall asleep in front of the fire. You wake to a summer day. Put a character […]