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."
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
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