Grapevine/Market News

Dream Foundry has begun accepting submissions to their 2019 short story contest. This contest is open to non-pro writers only. No entry fees, SFF stories up to 10,000 words, and first prize is $500.00 Deadline for entries is October 13, 2019. Full details are here.  Wordfire Press is opening submissions for their new anthology “Monsters, […]

Writing Challenge/Prompt

If you could bring back one thing the world has lost, what would that thing–person, creature, being–be? What would the consequences be? Now think of a character who has the power to restore one lost thing or person to the world. Do they use that power or not? Write a story about their decision and […]

Editor’s Choice Award August 2019, 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 July 2019, 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 […]

Member News Of Note

Finalists for the 2019 World Fantasy Award were announced today, and OWW continues to produce some of the best writers and editors in the field. Among the finalists are: Best Novel: C.L. Polk Witchmark  Best Novella: Alliette de Bodard The Tea Master and the Detective Best Collection: Amanda Downum Still So Strange Best Collection: N.K. […]

Editor’s Choice Award

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 July 2019, 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 […]

Publication News

Gregor Hartmann has some great news: ““Heaven Looks Down on the Tomb,” which was critiqued here in 2014, appears in the July-August issue of Interzone. I’d like to thank Karl Bunker, Mike Canice, Allan Dyen-Shapiro, Robert Graves, Clint Spivey, and Katie Sweet for their comments.” Congratulations, Gregor!

Writing Challenge/Prompt

The changes you see in the place where you live are gradual, and at first, you’re not certain those changes are real. Animals, birds, insects, even plants, look and act differently, grow faster and larger. At times you think they’re watching you and your neighbors. At times you think they’re planning something.What you don’t understand […]

Grapevine/Market News

Third Flatiron is open for submissions to their themed anthology Longevity from July 10- August 3, 2019. They are looking for stories between 1,500 and 3,000 words long, and pay rate is 8 cents a word. Full guidelines are here. Miscreations is open to submissions and will close again August 31, 2019. They are looking […]