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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.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Media & Frequency

Audio Publication Audio PublicationPublished 12 x per year.
Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Fiction Closed

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Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Paranormal.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Paranormal.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeSubgenre: Supernatural.
Romance RomanceSubgenre: Paranormal.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Literary, Mainstream.
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
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Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
OK No OK UnknownText format submissions
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Last Updated: 22 Aug 2020
Date Added: 23 Dec 2009

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