Christmas/Winter Issue - Issue #2
Language and topics:
Please understand that we are aiming at a general audience and so rough language, graphic sex and violence should be avoided. Skill negates the necessity for the rough and the graphic. Please exercise your skills and tell a good adult story that your 12 year old daughter can read.
There will be four issues of the magazine each centered around a different holiday and themes associated with those holidays. If you are telling a good story and it doesn't fit the holiday themes, don't worry, we have an online edition and our editor is considering a special edition, if we can find enough quality authors telling good stories to fill it.
Length: Short stories should be between 2500 and 5000 words.
Rights: We will use the story once for the issues for which it was submitted unless there is already sufficient material for that issue, then it will be held for the next appropriate holiday issue. You will be notified in the case of any delayed publication.
Family, generosity, holiday conflict, togetherness...etc. Most of us are familiar with all the hazards of Christmas and especially familiar with the hazards of winter in Indiana. Your story does not have to be about Christmas, though it is the central holiday of the winter season. If you have a good winter themed story we would like to see it.
Remember above all else, it is about telling a good story. Remember also that "A Christmas Carol" is a Christmas story about salvation, redemption, generosity and family. It is also a ghost story. Genre stories fit well with Halloween, obviously, but they can fit any number of themes if well imagined and well written.
Where to Submit Your Finished Story: all submissions are by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Story Submissions:November 15th, 2016
Art/Photo Submission:December 1st, 2016
Publication Date:December 23rd,2016