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Dark Matter Magazine will be open for submissions from October 18 to October 31, 2021.They accept Science-fiction and Horror. There must be a sci-fi element. They are looking for stories 1,000 to 5,000 words long, and pay is 8 cents per word. More details here. Podcastle will be open to submissions from November 1 to November […]

Publication News

Anne Michi Hansell wanted everyone to know: “The White Enso magazine has accepted my story, “The Haunted Girl” (formerly The Sherwood Park Fairy); I believe it should appear in its Fall issue soon.”

Editor’s Choice Award October 2021, 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

Any Sign Of Life by Rae Carson (Green Willow Books, October 2021)  When a teenage girl thinks she may be the only person left alive in her town—maybe in the whole world—she must rely on hope, trust, and her own resilience. A harrowing and pulse-pounding survival story from New York Times–bestselling author Rae Carson.  Paige Miller is […]

Editor’s Choice Award September 2021, 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 […]

Member News Of Note

We at OWW would like to congratulate OWW alumni N.K. (Nora) Jemisin for being named to Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2021. You can read about why she was chosen here. 

Editor’s Choice Award September 2021, 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 […]

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Escape Pod has opened a themed submissions window that runs from now until October 31, 2021. The theme is “Joy” and they are looking for joyful SF stories that celebrate positive futures or positive alternate pasts. Stories should be between 1,500-6,000 words, and payment is 8 cents per word. Full details here.