Upcoming premises (target themes) and deadlines for submission
Eighty [March 1, 2019]*
Gardener [July 1, 2019]
What a Strange
Question! [November 1, 2019]
authors have asked about the meaning of six
before eighty. The truth is that we don't know what it
means! It is entirely up to individual imaginations to figure it
out. Beyond age/years, consider other possibilities. It could have
to do with earning money... "six dollars before eighty" Or
mathematics. Or even a small farm crop. Or steps taken. The two numbers don't necessarily have to
represent the same thing: Six __?__ before eighty __?__ (fill in the
blanks and come up with a story or poem so that it makes sense).
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
THEMA isn't for everyone. To find out why, click
New to submitting manuscripts to journals?
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
Outside the US: email
to Virginia Howard at email@example.com