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. Not interested in stories written for or by teens or children. No underlined titles please.

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.