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Wily Writers 48

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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 WritersUnited States


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.


Styles:Literary, Mainstream.

Types & Lengths

Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

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


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionP Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word)

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK UnknownText format submissions

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Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
23 Dec 2009
Last Updated:
19 Oct 2014