Orca, A Literary Journal

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Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Stephanie Dickinson, Will Cordeiro, Siamak Vossoughi, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang, Sean Marciniak, Mary Grimm
Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
$4 (PDF); $11.99 (print)
Subscription Price: 
$37.95 for 3 issues
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Orca publishes short stories, flash fiction, and nonfiction. We are a literary journal and we believe in the literary style of writing. We are open to almost any topic, as long as it’s written in a literary style. We are committed to diversity of identities, origins, and perspectives on our pages. Many of our contributors are from other countries and cultures. But the main criterion by which we judge submissions is the quality of the writing. We seek work that is high concept: imaginative, thoughtful, even speculative, and open to possibilities.

Tips From the Editor

We seek work that is high concept: imaginative, thoughtful, and open to possibilities. Give us deep, diverse characters. Blend genres. Connect seemingly disparate ideas. Keep it entertaining, but make us think. Originality will help your submission. If your story regards a topic that’s been published a lot, it’s probably not for us.

Contact Information

Joe Ponepinto, Publisher
6516 112th Street Ct
Gig Harbor
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Last updated: Sep 16, 2022