Welcome to
On The Premises magazine!

Here’s our latest issue (July 2014)
our current contest.

On The Premises is a Web-based fiction magazine published in both HTML and PDF formats. New issues are published every four months.

Stories published in On The Premises are winning entries in contests held every four months. Each contest challenges writers to produce a great story based on a broad premise supplied by our editors.

If you want to know when new contests begin,
subscribe to our (free, short, monthly) newsletter.

We also have a blog about writing and editing, and
you can visit us
on Facebook too.

Our Purpose
On The Premises aims to promote newer and/or relatively unknown writers who can write what we feel are creative, compelling stories told in effective, uncluttered, and evocative prose. Entrants pay no fees, and winners receive cash prizes in addition to exposure through publication.

Our Prizes
First prize for short story contests is US $180. For more details, see

We Will Critique Stories That Don’t Win
We provide a free critique to any contestant whose entry makes the top ten but doesn’t get published.

If your entry does not make the top ten and you’d like it critiqued anyway, we’ll critique it for $15.
See here for more information.

Our Sense of Fair Play
No one associated with producing
On The Premises is allowed to enter the magazine’s contests.

(People who
were associated with producing OTP, but who no longer are, may enter contests after some period of time has passed. Such instances are handled on a case-by-case basis.)