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

You’ve spent the last six years trying to convince your twin girls that the monster under the bed is imaginary. No matter how hard you try, the girls insist the monster is real…and he’s lonely. You come home from work late one night and the monster is at the kitchen table, having cookies and milk […]

On The Shelves (December)

Canto Bight (Star Wars): Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, John Jackson Miller (Del Rey December, 2017) Soon to be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic aliens, captivating creatures, and other would-be high rollers […]

Editor’s Choice Review November 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 […]

Grapevine/Market News

Apex Publications will be accepting unsolicited submissions of novels/novellas January 1st through January 31st. Apex will consider novellas in length of 30,000 to 40,000 words and novels in length up to 120,000 words, and are particularly looking for novels that fit within the dark sci-fi category. Dark fantasy and horror submissions are also welcome. A literary […]

Editor’s Choice Review November 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 […]

Publication News

William Delman has a few announcements to make: “In addition to selling “Minerva” to NewMyths.com last month, I also sold “Adiona Falters” (a former Editor’s Choice) to Little Blue Marble, and “The Commonwealth Turn” was purchased first by Kzine (electronic rights), and then by The Centropic Oracle (audio rights).” Christine Lucas wants us to know: “OWW alum here. […]

Editors Choice Review November 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 […]

Writing Challenge/Prompt

What’s it like to be an explorer, the first to see lands, sights–and even universes–that no one has seen before. And what does it feel like to be out there all alone? Now write a story about a character in that position. Remember: Challenges are supposed to be fun, but don’t forget to stretch yourself […]

On The Shelves

Red Dust and Dancing Horses and Other Stories by Beth Cato (Fairwood Press, November 2017) This debut collection from Nebula-nominated author Beth Cato brings together works that span history and space, a showcase of vividly imagined speculative stories that range from introspective and intense to outright whimsical. Here you’ll find the souls of horses bonded […]