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 Winter 2023 edition of Etched Onyx Magazine and the Story Discovery Podcast until Sunday, December 11th, 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  • Submitted works must be previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, or poetry.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 submission 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 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 two weeks 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. 
  • All works must be under 5,000 words.
  • Please include a word count int the title area of your submission.

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