Monday, September 2, 2013

short story opportunity: On the Premises magazine

Message from On the Premises mag:


If you'd like to try getting paid for your fiction, why not consider us? Since 2006, On The Premises magazine has aimed to promote newer and/or relatively unknown writers who can write creative, compelling stories told in effective, uncluttered, and evocative prose. We've never charged a reading fee or publication fee, and we pay between $40 and $180 for short stories that fit each issue's broad story premise. We publish stories in nearly every genre (literary/realist, mystery, light/dark fantasy, light/hard sci-fi, slipstream) aimed at adults or older teens (no children's fiction).


The premise of our 21st contest is INSTRUCTIONS. A set of instructions, or just one instruction, must be an important element of your story. The instruction(s) can be written, spoken, or transmitted in any other way you can make believable.


You may be asking yourself: Do the instructions have to be followed correctly? Do they have to be understood? Do they have to be... and what about... and what if...


All of that is up to you.


Any genre except children's fiction, exploitative sex, or over-the-top gross-out horror is fine. We will also never accept parodies of another author's specific fictional character(s) or world(s). No exceptions!


You can find details and instructions for submitting your story at To be informed when new contests are launched, subscribe to our free, short, monthly newsletter.


Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more,,,


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