The Current Contest
Contest #20 officially launched on March 10, 2013. Its premise is
One or more characters must examine the inner workings of something important to the story. The “something” can be a physical object, a person’s mindset, a relationship, an idea... anything so long as the concept of “inner workings” can be applied to it literally or metaphorically.
Any genre except children’s fiction, exploitative sex, or over-the-top gross-out horror is fine.
Your challenge: In at least 1,000 but no more than 5,000 words, write a creative, compelling, and well-crafted story that clearly uses the premise. If you have questions, ask us at Questions@OnThePremises.com.
Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Friday, May 31, 2013.
On The Premises uses Submittable (used to be SubMishMash) to handle all submissions. You will need a FREE Submittable account to submit a contest entry. When you submit your story, you’ll be given a way to create a Submittable account if you don’t already have one.
On The Premises accepts submissions in the following formats only: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf), plain text (.txt), and OpenOffice/NeoOffice (.odt).
To submit a story, use this link:
Submit to OTP short story contest #20
Remember to take all identifying information out of your story! Tell us who you are in the space provided for the cover letter, NOT in your story! No headers, no bylines... just the story.
Entries that make the final round of judging, but do not get published, will be critiqued for free. We will also critique non-finalists.