The Current Contest
Contest #22 officially launched on November 10, 2013. Its premise is
“On The Premises” magazine is celebrating our first seven years with a special premise. For this contest only, send us a short story based on ANY of the previous 21 premises. To see a list of past premises, go to our past issues page.
Some special rules apply for this one.
1) In the submission form, there will be a list of past premises. You must select which one BEST fits your story as you submit it. The list of premises will be just above the "Submit to On The Premises" button.
2) If more than one premise fits the story, choose the premise you want us to consider when we rate how well your story uses the premise.
3) Stories that have already made the final round of judging for any previous contest will be disqualified.
As usual, 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 is clearly built around one of our previous 21 premises. If you have questions, ask us at Questions@OnThePremises.com.
Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Friday, January 31, 2014.
On The Premises uses Submittable 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 #21
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.