Monday, June 12, 2017

opportunity: short stories about community, ON THE PREMISES, deadline Sept 1. 2017

The online publication ON THE PREMISES is running another short story contest. Here’s their announcement:

Short Story Contest #30

It's time for another short story contest!


They say it takes a village to raise a child, but that's just one example of a kind of community and just one way a community can affect your life. There are plenty of others--good, bad, and otherwise. So for this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which the idea of community (or some kind of community) plays an important role.

One entry per author. No fee for entering. Maximum length of 5,000 words and minimum length of 1,000.

Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017, 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Hyphenated Words: If the hyphenated word is generally considered a single word, it counts as one word. (Like "twenty-five" or "jack-o-lantern.") Otherwise each part of the hyphenated word counts separately.

Prizes: $220 for first, $160 for second, $120 for third, $60 for honorable mentions. We will publish between one and three honorable mentions.

To submit, use this link  and follow the instructions. If you don't already have a (free) Submittable account, you'll be prompted to make one.


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