July Contest: Attics & Basements

enter the a3 reviewIt’s all about Attics & Basements for The A3 Review’s July Contest, the penultimate contest to qualify for Issue 5. Click here to visit the Submittable page.

Some suggestions and prompts… From The Picture of Dorian Gray to Jane Eyre, mysterious rooms and their contents have always been an inspiration. Think also: Office basement, room above a shop, wine cellar, a loft that runs above several buildings. What feelings are evoked in such rooms? What is the mood-music of these places: safe, melancholy, terrifying? What secrets do they hold? What histories have unfolded? Think about the senses – the smell, sight, touch and sounds of attics and basements. What’s the most vivid memory you have of an attic or a basement, or write a comparative analysis of the two spaces. This could go either way: up or down!

We welcome short fiction, graphic stories, memoir, photographs, illustrations or any combination of the above. The only restriction is a word-limit of 150 and images should fit well into an A6 panel. The deadline is 23rd July 2016.

Guest editor and award-winning author KM Elkes will choose two winners from each themed monthly contest to go into Issue #5, out in September.

All winning entries will receive Writing Maps and contributor copies, while three overall winners for the issue receive cash prizes (1st = £150; 2nd = £75; 3rd = £50).

Guidelines and submissions are all on The A3 Review‘s Submittable page.

The A3 Review is now offering a Critique Service for writers who’d like detailed and forward-looking feedback on their work. Click here to read more about the service and about the editors.

Happy Writing!

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