The Current Contest
Short Story Contest #29 launched on December 11, 2016.
The word “space” has multiple literal meanings and can work as a noun or a verb, and it has multiple metaphorical meanings as well. There’s outer space, inner space, emotional space (“I need my space!”), etc. Your challenge: Write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which the idea of “space” plays an important role. You may interpret “space” any way you want, as long as your readers can figure out how you’re using it.
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, THURSDAY, March 2, 2017. Note carefully–this one ends on a THURSDAY!
One entry per author. There is no fee for entering this contest.
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 (US dollars). See here for more details.
If you have questions, ask us at Questions@OnThePremises.com.