THEME IS TO BE LOOSELY INTERPRETED, E.G. writing about an actual BUILDING being built, or building a RELATIONSHIP, or a child constructing with WOODEN BLOCKS, or assembling a BOOK over years' time, or WORKING IN A FACTORY, or making CRAFTS, being a WOODWORKER, etc. Be creative...
Who are we?
The Other Herald is published monthly. We "herald" good writing and art, and offer articles, writing exercises/prompts, etc. of interest to writers.
Find out more about TOH on the web site: http://www.otherherald.com
including how to get a free sample issue. Inform yourself so you can feel comfortable that we are a valid publication. We've published thirty-two issues so far...
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO YOUR POEMS (20 lines or less, shorter poems preferred), FLASH FICTION, VERY SHORT FICTION (stories of a half page typed or less), SHORT ARTICLES (several paragraphs), PROSE or ESSAY (same length stipulation), etc.
PLEASE keep the work clean because this publication is read by all ages, however, primarily our readers are adults. Nothing against your adult content but, for this contest, please remove explicit references or do not submit such pieces. Indirect references are sometimes allowed. We will contact you if we need to edit in any manner before publication. Thank you in advance for your help with this. We want to spend our (very limited, working on TOH is donated time) free time reading appropriate submissions, rather than ones that will not be appropriate for all readers. We trust this explains our needs, but contact us if you have questions, please: email@example.com or as a convo to TFRice on Writers' Cafe.
Writers whose work appears in TOH will receive:
* If U.S. address, one to five free copies of the issue their work appears in, depending on the size of the issue (once a year we have a huge issue, would get one of those if that is the issue getting this theme; otherwise, five copies of usual sized issue).
* If non-U.S. address, an e-mailed view of the issue their work appears in.
...Subscribing is in no way required, however, we encourage it; we are a steal at 50 cents per issue cover price! A little gem to brighten up your day! Small enough to be read on a lunch break or while waiting in line, so it will never sit in a pile of unread magazines...(hey, I have one of those piles at MY house.) Treat yourself!!
Best of all, let's keep this contest's submissions ON TOPIC and not overly lengthy. Being a small publication, we absolutely love short fiction, articles and poems. Besides, most of us dont have time to read longer ones... Enter the contest with your best poems/articles/fiction etc. on the theme of "BUILDING THINGS"!
Publication of your poem in a year-2010 issue of THE OTHER HERALD, and free copy(s) of the issue your work appears in, by mail or e-mail; see specifications.