As with poetry, no political, religious, erotic or sexually explicit pieces. No stories written for children please. Would like to see anything edgy, unique, suspense & definitely anything on the paranormal & after life are welcome. Not interested in aliens, life on other planets or stories about school shootings, etc. and please, no Zombie stories! I know it’s a big thing right now and the market and media is flooded this stuff but there is no room for it here. Be original.

Please keep stories no longer than 2 1/2 pages. Shorter pieces of fiction stand a better chance of being published. Please send no more than 2 pieces of fiction per submission. All fiction must be sent as attachments. No simultaneous submissions. Previously published fiction is okay. The Stray Branch also publishes Flash Fiction.