New Original Fiction in November and Beyond

At the beginning of each month, we here at will post the next six weeks of our schedule of original short fiction. Check back monthly to get excited for upcoming short stories, novelettes, and novellas on! Below the cut you’ll find information on new stories by Michael Swanwick, Pat Cadigan, and more.


November 6
“The Oregon Trail Diary of Willa Porter”
Written by Andy Marino
Edited by Noa Wheeler
Illustration by Wesley Allsbrook

“The Oregon Trail Diary of Willa Porter” is a collection of diary entries from Willa Porter’s journey west with her family, into territory which gets stranger and stranger. Original Fiction Feature Development for Social Networking Benjamin RosenbaumNovember 13
“Feature Development for Social Networking”
Written by Benjamin Rosenbaum
Edited by Liz Gorinsky
Illustration by Scott Bakal

“Feature Development for Social Networking” is a new short story about the impact of social media technology on the upcoming zombie apocalypse. Original Fiction Thirteen Steps in the Underworld Lin Su-YeeNovember 20
“Thirteen Steps in the Underworld”
Written by Su-Yee Lin
Edited by Liz Gorinsky
Illustration by Sam Wolfe Connelly

“Thirteen Steps in the Underworld” is a new fantasy short story by Su-Yee Lin featured on This short story will explain to you how, when, and why to enter the underworld. Original Fiction House of Dreams Michael SwanwickNovember 27
“The House of Dreams”
Written by Michael Swanwick
Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Illustration by Gregory Manchess

The fourth in Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Michael Swanwick’s “Mongolian Wizard” series of tales set in an alternate fin de siècle Europe shot through with magic, mystery, and intrigue. Original Fiction In the Greenwood Mari NessDecember 4
“In the Greenwood”
Written by Mari Ness
Edited by Liz Gorinsky
Illustration by Allen Williams

“In the Greenwood” is a new fantasy story by Mari Ness featured on It delivers a new, fresh look on a classic, beloved folktale. Original Fiction Friedrich the Snow Man Lewis ShinerDecember 11
“Friedrich the Snow Man”
Written by Lewis Shiner
Edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Illustration by Ross MacDonald

“Friedrich the Snow Man” is a festive holiday story from Lewis Shiner, but beware. If you gaze long enough into the holidays, the holidays will gaze back into you.


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