Out of Print Magazine will run a special monsoon feature of short fiction for dna.
To reference the choices made, and the transitions affected 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Submitted works must be in English, previously unpublished and close to 2000 words in length. Excerpts from novels will be entertained if they stand independently. Submissions should be cut and pasted into the body of an email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject line should read 'DNA-Out of Print Fiction Feature'.
A short bio of 150-200 words, and a photograph should accompany the submission.
The last date for submissions is Friday, June 27 at midnight, IST.
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 receiving your submissions.