Ends on February 10, 2019

Deadline: February 10, 2019  Max. word length: 4,000 words as a rough guideline. We do make exceptions.    

What’s happening to the world? The far-right is on the rise across Europe, the White House is in the hands of a white supremacist and an orange authoritarian, the left’s in disarray and decline and it seems that things like kindness, curiosity, empathy and facts are elitist. Strong, charismatic leaders who seem to many eyes neither strong nor charismatic (indeed, positively repellent) come to prominence and … well, we’ve been in similar places before: let’s take a lesson from history, and take a stand before it’s too late.

We accept short fiction, flash/micro fiction, and nonfiction. We do not accept poetry.  

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, please submit only one piece per theme. Additional submissions will unfortunately not be considered.

Please also note that if we have published your work in the magazine, we won't consider publishing your work again until a year has passed.