The Absent Willow Review 13

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Too many wonderful works of fiction remain unseen. They collect dust in attics or are ferreted away in forgotten folders on cluttered hard drives. Every once in a while one will slip from the shadows of obscurity to inspire and excite the imagination. It is the Absent Willow Review's mission to shine a spotlight on these works so that eager and appreciative readers may enjoy them. It is our love for quality works of horror, fantasy, and science fiction that brought The Absent Willow Review into existence. We gave it life so that it could return the favor both to us and to its readers. So what is it that we are looking for? If you’re a writer of horror, fantasy, or science fiction, The Absent Willow Review would love to hear from you. If you’re a poet with a leaning towards the macabre or the fantastical, we would love to hear from you. Character driven, high-caliber fiction fuels our passion. With your help we can make The Absent Willow Review one of the premier sources for outstanding fiction in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genre.

The Absent Willow ReviewUnited States


F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.


Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles.

Types & Lengths

PoemNo line limits known.
Short Story2,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 6 x per year.


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN to S Pays occasionally, up to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) per piece.
P PoetryN to ? Pays occasionally, unknown rates per piece.

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No OKText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No OKText format submissions

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Date Added:
26 Nov 2008
Last Updated:
30 Aug 2015