1 month left to enter The Cro Magnon’s Short Story Competition

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The Cro Magnon’s first Short Story Competition deadline is nearly upon us. For your chance to win £100 make sure that you have submitted your entry before 13.00 on 30th September 2015 which is already just around the corner!

Our theme “Primitive Humanity’ has provoked some fascinating entries already. We have been tentatively reading through the pile of submissions and we have been bowled over by the feast of imaginative, brutal, and beautiful stories we have found. We must say a big thank you to everyone who has already entered! For the rest of you (who are no doubt frantically still redrafting your entry) we wish you the best of luck and look forward to receiving your words.

And for those of you who live in caves and have managed not to hear about our little competition you can find out more and enter here.

The Cro Magnon – Call for Submissions

The Cro Magnon (www.thecromagnon.com) is a literary magazine of new writers huddled around a fire telling stories, exploring new meaning, and creating. From prehistoric conversation to the novel, the rudiments of writing are the communal exchange of unfixed abstractions, constructs, and images. This unchanged archaic root binds our publications to a wider process – a process whereby the epigenesis and entropy of a text are included in our il n’y a pas de hors-texte approach to publishing.

The Cro Magnon Man and his Fire

The Cro Magnon Man and his Fire


We are looking to invite writers to join us at this Fireside. Whether you write short stories, plays, poems, or essays and reviews, we want your words. We want the thinkers, the originals, and the primal transgressors among you to submit your work.

All submissions will be considered for our website, but exceptional work also has the added chance of being produced by The Cro Magnon Theatre in one of our travelling Fireside performances, or being printed in our first publication of The Cro Magnon. Soon we will also be announcing our inaugural paid Short story competition, so check in regularly for updates.

All submissions should be double spaced, and emailed to editors@thecromagnon.com with a brief cover letter, your name and a word count. Please also make the subject of your email ‘Short story(poetry/play/essay/review) Submission’ and your name. For any enquires please email henry@thecromagnon.com he will be more than happy to help.

We look forward to you joining us at the Fireside.