Publication News

OWW alumni Elizabeth Bear and T. Frolock have let it be known they both have new books coming out. Watch for The Cobbler’s Boy by Elizabeth Bear in September 2018 and  Where Oblivion Lives in February 2019.

Grapevine/Market News

Flame Tree Press has opened submissions for their first two 2019 anthologies: Haunted House and Cosy Crime. They are looking for stories between 2,000-4,000 words, and payment is 6 cents per word. Full details and guidelines are here.

Publication News

Gregor Hartmann wants us to know: “A story critiqued at OWW long ago, “Wind and Stars and All Creation,” is now published in Terra Nullius, a British anthology of original work. The main character is a scientist, hiding on a planet orbiting a red dwarf star, whose isolation is disrupted by the arrival of a stranger. […]

Editor’s Choice Award July 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 […]

Editor’s Choice Award June 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 […]

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Tor.com Publishing will soon be reopening to unsolicited novella submissions starting July 30, 2018, Lee Harris, Carl Engle-Laird, and Ruoxi Chen will be reading and evaluating original novellas between 20,000-40,000 words long. They will be open for two weeks beginning on July 30 around 9:00 AM EST (UTC-1:00) and ending on August 13 9:00 AM EST (UTC-1:00). Full guidelines […]

Editor’s Choice Award Fantasy, June 2018

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

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 […]

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 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 […]