Saturday, May 31, 2014

Call for Submissions: THE DNA-OUT OF PRINT SHORT FICTION SPECIAL

THE DNA-OUT OF PRINT SHORT FICTION SPECIAL:


To reference the choices made, and the transitions effected by this extraordinary Lok Sabha election, the theme of the fiction feature is CHOICE.

We are not seeking literal interpretations. Stories could comment on the alienation of contemporary life or, in contrast, emphasise the irrelevance of our societal structures by reflecting upon nature. Works could be personal, political or social. But ultimately they should bear some adherence to the theme – CHOICE. Or its lack!

Five stories will be chosen for the Short Story Special Issue of the mid-July DNA Sunday magazine, JUST BEFORE MONDAY. They will also be featured on the Out of Print blog. Shortlisted works will be posted in the online edition of DNA.

Submitted works must be in English, previously unpublished and close to 2000 words in length. Stand-alone excerpts from fiction under construction will also be entertained.

Submissions should be cut and pasted into the body of an email and sent to dnashortstories@gmail.com.

Subject line should read ‘DNA-Out of Print Fiction’.

A short bio of 150-200 words and a photograph* should accompany the submission.

One entry per author.

The last date for submissions is Friday, June 27 at midnight, Indian Standard Time.

Writers, whose stories have been chosen for publication, will be informed between July 10 and 12. If you have not heard from us by then, it means, unfortunately, that your piece has not been chosen.

We look forward to reading your work. 

*Please do not panic if you haven't attached a photograph. It is the story that is critical.


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