On The Shelves

How Long ’til Black Future Month?: Stories by N. K. Jemisin  (Orbit November, 2018) N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption.  Dragons and hateful spirits […]

Writing Challenge/Prompt

They say the world will end in fire–and the fires won’t stop burning. Despite the best, most heroic efforts of science–or magic–as soon as one fire is put out, another starts. Put a character into this scenario and write a story. Remember: Challenges are supposed to be fun, but don’t forget to stretch yourself and […]

Publication News

R.S.A. Garcia has a new story out. Her story, “The Bois”  is included in The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 5. Congratulations, Rhonda! You a can find out more here.

Editor’s Choice Award November 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

The Adventurer’s Guide to Treasure (and How to Steal It) by Wade Albert White (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers November 2018)  At Saint Lupin’s Quest Academy Completely Ordinary School Where Nothing Bizarre Ever Happens Most Especially Not Illegal Quests That Destroy Famous Landmarks, students are not taught about pirates. They’re not taught how to identify […]

Writing Challenge/Prompt

Almost everyone has a book, or a series of books, they think of as comfort reads. You turn to these books often, reading them again and again, and reliving adventures with your favorite characters. After years of this, it gets to the point where you can recite parts of the book from memory. Then one […]

Editor’s Choice Award October 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 October 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 October 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 […]

Grapevine/Market News

Nothing’s Sacred is Jack of No Trades Productions’ horror magazine, and Volume 5 is now open for submissions. They pay 5 cents a word for fiction up to 3,000 words, take limited reprints at 2 cents a work, non-fiction articles about the horror genre at 5 cents per word, and poetry pays $10.00 each. Full […]