Wily Writers 38

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The Wily Writers site publishes two short stories per month in both audio and text formats. We host celebrity editors who choose the stories along with head editor Angel Leigh McCoy. We publish only short fiction that falls under the genre umbrella of speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal romance/mystery/adventure. We have specific themes that we're asking you to follow.

Wily Writers


Country of Publication

Unknown United States

Publication Media & Frequency

A Audio PublicationPublished 12 x per year.
E Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Fiction Closed

Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Paranormal.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Paranormal.
M Mystery/CrimeSubgenre: Supernatural.
R RomanceSubgenre: Paranormal.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Literary, Mainstream.
TypeLength Details
Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
P Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
OK No OK UnknownText format submissions
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Last Updated:
19 Oct 2014
Date Added:
23 Dec 2009