Upcoming premises (target themes) and deadlines for submission
The Tiny Red
Suitcase (July 1, 2020)
Virginia (November 1, 2020)
A Postcard from
the Past (March 1, 2021)
a PDF file of the guidelines, click
ALL SHORT STORIES,
PHOTOGRAPHS and ART MUST RELATE TO ONE OF THE PREMISES SPECIFIED
Previously published pieces are welcome, provided that the
submission fits the theme and that the author owns the copyright.
(target theme) must be an integral
part of the plot, not necessarily the central theme but not merely incidental.
Fewer than 20 double-spaced typewritten pages preferred. Indicate premise (target
theme) on title
page. Be sure to Indicate target theme
in cover letter or on first page of manuscript. Include self-addressed,
stamped envelope (SASE) with each submission. Rejected manuscripts unaccompanied
by an SASE will not be returned. Response time: 3 months after premise
deadline. NO READER'S FEE.
to: THEMA, Box 8747, Metairie, LA 70011-8747.
Outside the US: email firstname.lastname@example.org
On acceptance for
publication, we will pay the following amount: short story, $25;
short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem, $10; artwork, $25 for
cover, $10 for interior page display.
Copyright reverts to author
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to download a PDF file of a few basic guidelines.
many publishers, we prefer works submitted by the authors themselves,
without the involvement of an agent.
Be sure to indicate premise
and include SASE for each submission.
BE SURE to include a separate SASE for each
manuscripts will be considered.
not accept e-mailed submissions EXCEPT from authors who live outside the
those living outside the U.S., submit manuscript as an email attachment
(readable by MSWord ―
either as a DOC file or an RTF file), and include the following
information on the title page: target theme, title
of work, name of author, email address and physical address.
All types welcome―both
traditional and experimental
Send to: Virginia Howard, editor, Box 8747, Metairie, LA 70011-8747
What we like: a carefully
constructed plot; good character delineation; clever plot twists
What we don't like: bedroom/bathroom
It's boring! Writers should be more creative than to depend
on the same tired and dubious language crutches to express surprise,
disdain, shock, bemusement, anger, sadness, and other emotions.
profanity, used in excess, often serves as a camouflage for a weak plot.
If the plot is good, the story can be told much more effectively in
nonscatologic language even though a character in the story may be sleazy.
Stories of lasting quality
rarely need it.
All types of poetic form welcome. Submit no more than three poems per
theme, please. If more than three poems are submitted, we will
read only the first three poems in the stack.
Send to: Gail Howard, poetry editor, Box 8747, Metairie, LA
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Literary Society" and mail to THEMA, Box 8747, Metairie, LA 70011-8747.
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