Short story contest #28 launched on June 12, 2016. The premise is
For this contest, we challenge you to write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which the concept of "darkness" plays an important role. You may interpret "darkness" any way you want--literally, metaphorically, or any other way. Darkness doesn't have to have a value judgment attached to it, and it doesn't have to be symbolic in any way, although it can.
Please remember that we value creativity. A story about "the forces of light" fighting "the forces of darkness" will struggle to rate highly on the creativity meter. Try something else.
GENRE RULES: No children's fiction, no exploitative sex, no over-the-top grossout horror, and no stories that are obvious parodies of well-known fictional worlds/characters created by other authors.
On The Premises magazine accepts submissions in the following formats only: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf), plain text (.txt), and OpenOffice/NeoOffice (.odt).
If you have any questions, please write to Questions@OnThePremises.com. Thanks!