The shortest of shorts, postcard fiction is written for the flitting mind, a remedy of prose in an infestation of social media updates. Tight enough to be written on a postcard, but deep enough to stay with you long past your coffee break, these micro stories are tough to write and a joy to read.
This summer, we’re seeking postcard fiction submissions for the inaugural issue of The Lit, a quarterly journal exploring the possibilities of publishing and storytelling in all its forms.
The rules are simple. Stories can be on any theme and in any style. They can be true life, fantasy or anything in between. We want your flashes of inspiration and we want them postcard-sized. Literally.
Send us your postcard fiction, on a postcard, by 20 September 2019. Novelist, founder and host of popular Oxford literary night, Short Stories Aloud, judge for the Costa Short Story Award and senior lecturer at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Sarah Franklin will be our judge. Successful submissions will be longlisted, promoted through The Lit’s social channels, with the final selection announced and published in The Lit in October 2019.
Keep an eye out on @TheLitPlatform social for updates on the magazine and deadline reminders. We’ll also be sharing some of our favourite microfiction stories over the coming months to get your juices flowing.
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