This is our fee submissions category for fiction. All of our submissions are considered equally. So why pay a fee when you don’t have to? You’re making it possible for someone without financial means to submit. Submittable is not free to use, and even with the subscription fee we pay, we can only accept a limited number of no-fee submissions. By submitting to this category you’re supporting another writer, as well as the journal. We appreciate your donation.
Orca's literary issues are published in February and October. Full guidelines here.
By submitting here you will receive our response in one month or less. If you use the free option you will not receive our response until after the submission period closes.
Unpublished fiction only: 1 short story up to 8000 words or up to 3 flash fictions of less than 1000 words each in one document. Please use a readable serif font in 12 points.
Double space. Indent paragraphs. Minimum one inch margins. Author name and email, and a word count on the top of the first page. Start the story about halfway down the first page, with the title and byline centered above it. Title and page numbers on subsequent pages in the header.