Onyx Publications

We're open for submissions!

We are currently receiving works for our Spring 2021 issue of Etched Onyx magazine and Story Discovery Podcast.

The Deadline for Submissions is March 5, 2021.

Don't procrastinate, there's a limit of 200 submissions!

We do request a submission fee of $5 to help cover the costs of maintaining the on-line magazine,

the podcast, and to cover a teensy portion of our time.

Spread the word!

Help us grow our social media presence.  We've extended the giveaway deadline to March 4 and now the first 5 to respond will get the $5 submission fee waived!  Details in the twitter link. 

Good Luck!

Submission Guidelines

All applications must come through our Submittable portal (link below).  If you'd like to send us an email to provide kudos for the stories or the podcast, wonderful!  However, any surreptitious attempts at submitting stories through email will be fed to our Auctor Dragon.

Submitted works must be previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.  We do not require that you put the story's life on hold while applying to us, therefore simultaneous submissions are fine, but please do let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

You are welcome to include a cover letter, though, it is mostly certainly not required as it gives us more to read.  If your submission gains consideration, we will contact you for more information.

We will close the submission window once we receive 200 applications.  As we are currently just a two-person shop, that's the maximum we can get to in a timely fashion. We know waiting for responses can be a nail-biting experience (and may even include some cuticles) so we try to respond to all entries about one month out from the magazine publish date.  

We are open to all styles and types of writing as long as the story is engaging.  While we are not opposed to experimental or speculative types of fiction, it has to be interesting and understandable.  Flash fiction and poetry is also welcome.

All works must be under 7,000 words.

The Details:

Manuscripts should be double-spaced, 12pt Times New Roman with standard one-inch margins.  Poetry submissions do not require double-spacing or standard one-inch margins if that is important to the consumption of your work.

We prefer for all identifying information to be removed from the document.

Please submit .doc, .docx, or .pdf file formats.  All others will be fed to the Auctor Dragon. 

We look forward to reading your amazing works!


Why submit to Onyx?

All selected stories will appear in Etched Onyx on-line Magazine AND on our Story Discovery Podcast. It's like getting an audio-book of your story or poem.

Nano-publishing House

We are a nano-publishing house, therefore your story will be vetted by the publishers themselves (us!) and our publishing agreements are crafted with the goal of supporting writers (you!)

Print and e-Book Editions

Once we've received enough stories to assemble an anthology, we'll create e-book and print editions available via on-line retailers.  Authors included in the anthology will receive a share of those earnings!

Cooperative Approach

As aspiring authors, we enjoy working  with you to improve your story and get it to a broader audience.