Writing is Creation.
Creation is Life.
Life is a Story.

Welcome to Onyx Publications, where stories are our story.

We are taking submissions for the Spring 2023 edition of Etched Onyx Magazine and the Story Discovery Podcast until Sunday, March 5th, 2023.

Payment rates for works that are accepted for publication are as follows:
Stories/Poetry up to 2500 words - $25
Stories up to 5000 words - $50


  • Submitted works must be previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, or poetry.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 and where it will be published.
  • If you are submitting poetry, please include no more than five (5) poems per document.
  • You are welcome to include a cover letter, though, it is not required as it gives us more to read.  If your submission gains consideration, we will contact you for more information.
  • We try to respond to all entries about two weeks out from the magazine publish date.
  • We are open to all styles and types of writing, including genre fiction, as long as the story or poem is engaging.  While we are not opposed to experimental or speculative types of fiction, it has to be interesting and understandable. 
  • All works must be under 5,000 words.

Onyx Publications