Editor’s Choice Award February 2020, 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

We all go through hard time, or face challenges in life. Sometimes we solve the problem easily. Other times are harder, or we can’t find a solution. Now imagine a character whose every action, every solution to simple everyday problems changes the fate of a stranger–or the entire world. What would someone do when that […]

Publication News

Bryce Heckman wants everyone to know: “I just wanted to provide you with an update on my story sale. “Love and Assimilation” was published in Flash Fiction Online‘s February 2020 issue. Here is the link.”

Editor’s Choice Award February 2020, 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 […]

Publication News

Charles Coleman Finlay wants the world to know:  “I’m happy to announce that my fantasy novelette “The Hummingbird Temple” will be appearing in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, probably in late March. Meanwhile, my science fiction novelette “One Basket” will be appearing in the Mar/Apr issue of Analog. So 2020 is off to a very good start.” […]

On The Shelves

Stormsong (The Kingston Cycle book 2) by C.L. Polk (Tor.com, February 2020) Dame Grace Hensley helped her brother Miles undo the atrocity that stained her nation, but now she has to deal with the consequences. With the power out in the dead of winter and an uncontrollable sequence of winter storms on the horizon, Aeland […]

Editor’s Choice Award January 2020, 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 January 2020, 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 […]

Grapevine/Market News

Third Flatiron Anthologies is opening for submissions of SF/F/H short stories from February 15 – March 15, 2020. The theme of this anthology is “positive futures.” Stories should be 1500 – 3000 words, and pay rate is 8 cents per word. Full details on how to submit are here.

Grapevine/Market News

Unidentified Funny Objects is an annual anthology of humorous science fiction and fantasy. For their eighth anthology, they’re looking for all styles and sub-genres of speculative humor. Submission window opens April 1st and closes again on April 30, 2020. They want stories between 500 and 5,000 words, and payment is 10 cents a word. Full details […]