Wendigo Literary Journals for short fiction are published quarterly in digital format. Some of the outstanding works from the quarterly issues are reprinted in the Annual Review, in December.

Paraffin accepts fictional works including contemporary, Gothic, historical and paranormal romance. The word packs in some evocative meanings. The root ‘para’ means beside and with, suggesting elements of romantic experiences. Paraffin ignites, as can relationships in various ways. Affinity is involved in many ways.

Parasite accepts fictional works dealing with environmental voices, themes, characters, issues, lives and experiences. The root para, meaning beside and with, is a way of seeing our relationship with the natural world. Sites or places are at issue, as we face climate change, and out own place in our world. Parasite evokes forms of relationships which may be more or less positive

Paratactic accepts fictional works dealing with medical practitioners’, social workers’ and care home workers’ voices, themes, characters, issues, lives and experiences. The name suggests a clever method of addressing the practitioner’s reality, and writing as a form of healing what ails us. It evokes othe rmeanings as well – tact as the means by which doctors interact with people, touch as an essential form of communication and healing. Stories from the pandemic are welcome.

Paragon accepts fictional works dealing with LGBTQ voices, themes, characters, issues, lives and experiences. It is so named because a paragon is an excellent example for others to emulate. We view these writers as people whose stories articulate perspectives on the forward edge of human experiences, creating pathways for others to consider and follow.

Paraphrenia accepts fictional works including gothic, dark, horror, cosmic horror, utopian/dystopian, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic, paranormal and supernatural. This is a medical term for a person with multiple personalities, but without any of the troubling cognitive or personality issues associated the psychological disorders associated with this kind of brain phenomena. This is a person with a very complex abilty to see and experience multiple perspectives at once.

Paratrooper accepts fictional works dealing with differently-abled and neurodiverse voices, themes, characters, issues, lives and experiences. The verbal root para means beside and with, suggesting fundamentally human experiences. Metaphorically, a trooper is someone who perseveres in helping others. The military meaning, of an elite military parachutist is now dated, though interesting. We think this title places these voices and stories into the interesting leadership role.

Paramorph accepts fictional works dealing with young adult and edgy voices, themes, characters, issues, lives and experiences. The journal name come from the root para, beside or with, which suggests essentially human experiences. Morph refers to form of any kind – physical, linguistic, artistic, emotional, or anything else. The content of the form is often interesting to consider. Because young adult voices are constantly change form, yet remain with others, it seemed a good name.

Parapet accepts literary fiction. From words meaning with or beside, and also seek. These suggest the events and journeys that writers often explore. The parapet itself implies a moment or place of change, confrontation, and decision,

Paralella accepts fictional works of hard, soft, military and romantic science fiction. The name is an echo chamber of togetherness and difference. Meanings include with, beside, similar, other, another, one another, and side by side. The genetic term allele, meaning gene variant, comes from the same root.

Parametra accepts fictional works including cosy and historical mysteries, noir or hard-boiled mysteries, legal and courtroom thrillers, and crime and police procedurals. The name evokes careful messurement of variables, but also the values that remain constant within changing experimental conditions.

Paradoxa accepts fictional works of fantasy including epic, urban and traditional fantasy, historical fantasy, magic realism, weird fiction, and slipstream.