Sunday, January 19, 2020

Literary Magazines with Themes--On the Premises



If you're looking for a short story contest with no entry free and quite good pay, try On the Premises.

As indicated by the title, this e-zine always has themes.  The current contest, running until March 6, is "More Than One."

"For this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words in which one or more characters face this problem:  there is more than one of something that there should absolutely, positively be only one of."

Sounds fun!

Guidelines:  https://onthepremises.com/

They also have mini contests between regular contests.  The mini contests require VERY short prose, and the themes are often quite interesting.  For example, in the fall I entered one about purposely bad world-building.  The results were quite fun.  You can read them here (including my winning entry):  https://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_43/ 



Melinda Brasher's fiction and travel writing appear most recently in Hippocampus, Deep Magic, and Twenty-Two Twenty-Eight.  Her newest non-fiction book, Hiking Alaska from Cruise Ports is available on Amazon.    

She loves hiking and taking photographs of nature's small miracles.  

Visit her online at http://www.melindabrasher.com




3 comments:

Terry Whalin said...

Melinda,


Thank you for this interesting article and the links. To be honest I have never been a reader of literary magazines and I don't enter contests--but your article got me interested enough to think about it. Well-done.

Terry
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Karen Cioffi said...

Melissa, thanks for the tip on this writing contest. I've entered book contests, but never a short story.

deborah lyn said...

Thank you Melinda! I'm grateful to know about this e-zine (I bookmarked it).
It's inspiring. Maybe this is the way for me to enter contest like Carolyn has been encouraging.
Congrats on your win and thanks for sharing!

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