Guidelines

Orca publishes three issues per year. March and November feature Literary stories, and July is our Literary-Speculative issue. Literary stories with a speculative aspect are sometimes included in the March and November issues. Beginning in 2022 we will publish a second Literary-Speculative issue; the first one will be in January.

At that time our publishing schedule will be January, Literary-Speculative; April, Literary; July, Literary-Speculative; October, Literary.

We offer 100 fee-free submissions each month.

We are open for submissions to both genres year-round.

Click here for specific Literary guidelines.

Click here for specific Literary-Speculative guidelines.