Current Contest

The Current Mini-Contest

Mini-Contest #34 launched on Sunday, May 14, 2017.


Just like last month, it’s (still roughly) the tenth anniversary of On The Premises magazine. Last time, “anniversary” was the theme. This time…

For this mini-contest, show, tell, or evoke a complete story in no more than 50 words in which the number ten (or the idea of “tenth”) is important to the story.

Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern US time, Friday, June 2, 2017.

Length: Maximum of 50 words.

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: $25 for first place, $15 for second, $10 for third. Honorable mentions get published but make no money.

One entry per author. There is no fee for entering this contest.

To submit an entry, click the button below and follow the instructions. If you don’t already have a (free) Submittable account, you’ll be prompted to make one.

Submit Your Entry



By the way, please don’t give your mini-contest entry a title. We never publish titles for mini-contest entries, just the entries themselves.

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