Grapevine/Market News

Nightscape Press has several open submission calls for a short story anthology, a Best of New Weird 2018 Anthology, and the Nightscape Charity Line. Payment is different for each open call, as are open and close dates. Full details are found here.  Paper Butterfly Flash fiction is open to flash stories of up to 1,000 […]

Publication News

Anne Wrightwell wrote to say that she had a horror/fantasy short story published as an ebook by Demain Publishing, a new Horror publisher, on 31 March 2019.  The story is titled “A Monster Met” and Anne used the pen name Liz Tuckwell for this story.

Writing Challenge/Prompt

Try and imagine a character who can’t do anything right. No matter what job or endeavor they turn their hand to, everything goes horribly wrong. Then one day, they receive a package in the mail. Inside is a key. What does it open? And does your character dare to find out? Remember: Challenges are supposed […]

Editor’s Choice Award April 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 […]

Member News Of Note

Nominees for this year’s Hugo Awards were announced today, and OWW’s own Aliette de Bodard has been nominated in two categories: The Universe of Xuya series is nominated for the Best Series Award The Tea Master and the Detective is nominated for the Best Novella Award All our congratulations go to Alliette! Our fingers are crossed too.

On The Shelves

Riverland by Fran Wilde (Amulet Press April, 2019)  When things go bad at home, sisters Eleanor and Mike hide in a secret place under Eleanor’s bed, telling monster stories. Often, it seems those stories and their mother’s house magic are all that keep them safe from both busybodies and their dad’s temper. But when their […]

Editor’s Choice Award March 2019, 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 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 […]

Grapevine/Market News

Thrilling Word’s mission is to promote episodic fiction.  Instead of publishing standalone speculative fiction short stories, they publish multiple flash fiction stories written by the same author.  Combined length for a two story submission should be no more than 2,000 words, and payment is a flat rate of $160.00 for two stories. You can find […]

Publication News

Peter S. Drang wants us all to know that his story “Gator and the Big Buzz”–which was reviewed by the OWW community–will appear in Flash Fiction Online.