Editor’s Choice Review May 2017, 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

Uncanny Magazine is reopening to short fiction from June 3-June 10th. They are looking for stories between 750-6,000 words and pay 8 cents a word. Full guidelines here.

Reviewer Honor Roll

The Reviewer Honor Roll is a great way to pay back a reviewer for a really useful review. When you nominate a reviewer, we list the reviewer’s name, the submission/author reviewed, and your explanation of what made the review so useful. The nomination appears in the Honor Roll area of OWW the month after you […]

Writing Challenge/Prompt

A grownup game of fill in the blanks is this month’s challenge. The first sentence of any story sets the tone, establishes the setting, and is meant to pull readers into what’s going on. Choices you make as a writer do all these things, and more. Fill in the blanks of this first sentence, then […]

Editor’s Choice Review May 2017, 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 Review April 2017, 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 […]

Writing Challenge/Prompt

Workshop member Joseph sends the following prompt: Write a kind of romantic sci-fi story were a man meets a woman, and falls in love with her for her intelligence. Not long afterward, he discovers the woman of his dreams is actually an alien. What kind of conflict does this cause our hero, and how does he […]

Spotlight On Josh Vogt

                                           The Power of Persistence These days more than ever, there seems to be constant challenges and threats that we have to fight against–from the macro level in areas like global security to the micro level, like paying the bills or dealing with personal medical issues. It can feel disheartening and exhausting at times, […]

Editor’s Choice Review April 2017, 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

Peter Mackey sends great news: “I’m happy to announce that my short story “Poisoned” has just been published at The J.J.Outre Review. Volume III, Issue 1/2  I workshopped this on OWW last year as “Eunice and Harold Chill Out,” receiving very helpful crits from Boz Flamagin, Cecil Harvey, L.S.Everett, Gregor Hartmann, and others. Thanks to […]