OTHERWORLDS Short Fiction Anthology

Westing Press short fiction contest. Entries close September 30, 2018

  • 300 – 7500 words
  • Fiction that highlights the concept of “otherness” in sci fi, fantasy, paranormal, or realistic genres.
  • Clean, please. G to PG13 rating, but bring on the struggle, agony, and conflict.
  • No entry fee, no prize except inclusion in the anthology. All-volunteer operation. Anthology to be priced at no-royalties levels.
  • Small pool of authors! Intended to highlight area writers.


Submission notes:

  • Attach Word file to email: otherworlds.anthology (at) gmail
  • Include contact info in body of email, including web site or blog. The web sites will be published in the anthology.
  • Include a 50-word professional biographical statement in the body of the email.
  • Use 11 point Garamond font, 1.5 line spacing, no fancy typesetting. Entries should be fully edited and ready for publication when they are submitted.
  • Early submissions (before 1 September), if rejected, will be returned with a brief, constructive critique.
  • Your editors: Guy (guyworthey.net) and Sonya (sonyabramwellbooks.com).


  • If my story has previously been published, can I still enter it? A: Yes, with the proviso that whoever it’s previously published with does not have an exclusive contract with you, the copyright holder. In the fine print of such a contract, it should say.

News on publication:

June 30, 2018: Publication delayed. We need more stories. Our new deadline is September 30, 2018 (Original deadline was June 29, 2018). Loosely, we want authors within 100 miles of the Moscow/Pullman area. Spread the word, please! We know we have sufficient talent in the inland northwest.

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