On The Premises Short Story Contest

On The Premises Magazine is having its regular short story contest on the theme of TIME.


Time matters in every story, of course. But for this contest, they want time to play

an especially important role. Send them a story where time, or some aspect of

time, or some idea directly related to time, is vital to the characters and the plot.

Your challenge: Write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000

and5,000 words long that uses the contest premise. Any genre except children’s

fiction, exploitative sex, or over-the-top gross-out horror is fine.


Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2012, 11:59 PM Eastern Time.


You’ll need a FREE Submittal (used to be called “SubMishMash”) account to

submit your entry. If you don’t have an account, the system will ask you to

make one when you use the link to upload your story.


Use this link to submit your contest entry.


There is no entry fee.


Prizes: $180 for first, $140 for second, $100 for third, $40 for honorable mention.

They will publish between zero and three honorable mentions. (Probably either

two or three.)

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