Editors Choice June 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

My Plain Jane by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton (Harper Teen June 2018)  You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester—and, Reader, she marries him. Or does she? Prepare for an adventure of […]

Editor’s Choice Award May 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 May 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 […]

Member News Of Note

All of us at OWW are very proud of all our members, past and present, and their accomplishments. A huge congratulations to N. K. Jemisin for winning the Nebula Award for Best Novel for her book The Stone Sky!

Editor’s Choice Award May 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 […]

Writing Challenge/Prompt

Imagine taking shelter from a snowstorm in an abandoned cottage. There is wood stacked next to the fireplace, a box of matches on the mantel, and blankets in a round topped chest against the wall. Warm and safe, you fall asleep in front of the fire. You wake to a summer day. Put a character […]

Member News Of Note

Jeremiah Tolbert wants the world to know: “It is an honor to announce that “The West Topeka Triangle” has been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award in the novelette category. I can’t begin to express how I feel about this. To be in the company of the other, extremely talented authors on this ballot makes me […]

On The Shelves

Still So Strange by Amanda Downum (Chizine Publications May, 2018) Drawing heavily on Lovecraftiana and myth, these are tales of devil’s bargains, love songs to monsters, and the people―human and otherwise―who inhabit liminal spaces. Ghosts, gods, and ghouls make their way as best they can, one step sideways from the mortals around them. Many are […]

Publication News

Willam Delman writes: “I wanted to let the community know I’m going to have a new piece out in The Arcanist! The story they’re going to be publishing, AL1 Y0 ARM IS B0L0NG T0 0S, was in the workshop back in December, and I’d like to thank Patrick Gardner, Eric Mulder, and Kim Bradshaw for […]