Submission deadline has passed

Now the work begins. Final count of submissions for 2022 is 160 poems and 602 short stories!  Our first readers are hard at work, and we’d love to give some writers a nice Christmas present. Thanks to everyone who sent us their babies to read. We have nothing but respect for you!

By the way, speaking of Christmas presents, remember that we love our subscribers too, and it is gift-giving season. If everyone who follows us finds at least one person on their gift list for an On Spec subscription, we’d be absolutely thrilled.