20 Places to Submit Your Speculative Short Stories

Column by Annie Neugebauer March 29, 2018
Twenty markets to submit your speculative short stories to. Professional pay + open now/soon. Options for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and more!

Octavia's Daughters: Meet the New Queens of Spec Fic

Column by Susan DeFreitas November 30, 2017
Miss the late, great Octavia Butler? Rejoice, for the Black female speculative tradition is alive and well and kicking all kinds of ass. (Sorry about your TBR pile.)
Bookshots: 'Summerlong' by Peter S. Beagle

Bookshots: 'Summerlong' by Peter S. Beagle

Review by Leah Dearborn
A quiet couple in late middle-age stumble upon an enchanting young waitress with some unusual characteristics.

Info Dumps Aren't Evil

Column by Erik Wecks January 30, 2013
Writers are often told to avoid information dumps at all costs, but this can leave a story feeling clipped and lacking necessary description.