Editor’s Choice Award April 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 […]

Member News Of Note

Enter this Goodreads giveaway for the chance to win an ARC of THE LOST BOOKS: THE SCROLL OF KINGS by Sarah Prineas, author of the acclaimed Magic Thief series and OWW alumni. Full details can be found on Goodreads. 

Grapevine/Market News

After being closed to submissions for a long time, Tor.com is reopening to unsolicited novellas May 1st through May 15th. There will be another submission period in July for those not ready to submit right now. Full submission guidelines, and all the details, are found 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

Consider this scenario. Strange things have been happening in your little town; disappearances, illness and murders, food stores that vanish overnight. No one knows why or who, or how to stop it. Your character becomes convinced that the animals in town–the dogs, the cats, the livestock–see things she can’t. What does your character do when […]

Editor’s Choice Review April 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 March 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 […]

Editor’s Choice Award March 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 March 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 a world where no one believes in miracles. There are no spontaneous cures, no finding someone lost when all hope is gone, no faith in anything but the concrete. All that changes one morning, and miracles sprout as thick as dandelions in a meadow. Put a character in the middle of that scenario and […]