Tor.com is an online magazine and community site that covers science fiction, fantasy, and all the many related subjects that interest us as readers. Regularly publishes new original short fiction from voices both new and legendary (and on very special occasions, both at once), as well as daily commentary on science fiction, fantasy, and related subjects from a wide range of writers from all corners of the field. Aims to explore, encourage, and enable interesting and rewarding conversations with and between readers.
Tor Books is the most successful science fiction and fantasy publisher in the world. The Forge imprint publishes a wide range of fiction, including a strong line of historical novels and thrillers, plus mysteries, women’s fiction, and a variety of nonfiction titles. Tor/Forge has also become the leading modern publisher of American westerns.
Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. Graywolf champions outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that diverse voices can be heard in a crowded marketplace.
Since its early days, science fiction has played a unique role in human civilization. It removes the limits of what “is” and shows us a boundless vista of what “might be.” Its fearless heroes, spectacular technologies and wondrous futures have inspired many people to make science, technology and space flight a real part of their lives and in doing so, have often transformed these fictions into reality. The National Space Society and Baen Books applaud the role that science fiction plays in advancing real science and have teamed up to sponsor this short f…
Internationally respected short story competition, now in its 33rd year. No genre or theme restrictions. Stories must be original unpublished fiction, typed and double-spaced, and may not exceed 3,500 words in length.Open to all U.S. and international writers whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation of 5,000 or more.
A prize for traditional verse, where ‘traditional’ is defined as any style or genre of poetry that has been popular for at least 50 years, including free verse, metrical verse, rhyming verse, but not prose poems.
Knightville Poetry Contest: Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem. Machigonne Fiction Contest: Submit up to 5000 words of prose, anything from flash to long stories. Novel excerpts are welcome, as long as the manuscript functions as a stand-alone story. Previously unpublished work only. International submissions welcome.
Ploughshares has published quality literature since 1971. Best known for our award-winning Ploughshares literary journal, we also publish Ploughshares Solos—digital-first long stories and essays—and a lively literary blog. Since 1989, we have been based at Emerson College in downtown Boston. It is a US literary magazine that accepts prose up 5,000 words, and up to 5 poems. Online submissions are preferred. Further details available on the website.
Red Hill Publishing works with writers and organisations to turn great ideas into great books, specialising in non-fiction projects – particularly memoir and first-person narratives. Founder Sally Collings is a bestselling author, editor and publisher with 25+ years experience. Now based in California, Red Hill helps Australian writers succeed in the US market through its proposal writing and editing services and industry briefings.
Poems of any length, type or theme. Must be neatly written, typed, or lodged online. Winning poems will be published online every year. All other rights remain with the author.
Short stories, essays and prose of any type. Maximum length: 6,000 words. Must be neatly written, typed, or lodged online. Winning stories will be published on the Winning Writers website. All other rights remain with the author.