Current Contest

The Current Contest

Short Story Contest #36 launched on Sunday, June 14, 2020.

OOOOH, THAT SMELL

There are few things as evocative as scent. For this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which either a specific scent, or the sense of smell in general, is important to the story.

GENRE RULES: No children’s fiction, no exploitative sex, no over-the-top grossout horror, and no stories that are obvious parodies of existing fictional worlds/characters created by other authors.

Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern US time, FRIDAY, September 4, 2020.

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

Submit Your Entry




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.

If your contest entry does not get selected for publication, we will critique it for $15. For more information see our critique page.

If you have questions, ask us at Questions@OnThePremises.com.