The theme for Issue 20’s contest is freedom. The press, speech, bearing arms, George Michael (R.I.P, pouring out a shot of ouzo now), etc. Whatever it means to you, even it’s just another word for nothing left to lose.
The submission guidelines are the same as those for the general submission period, with the additional request that you mention it’s a contest submission in the email. Contest entries count towards your total of five poems and one story per submission period, so make them count.
Prizes are $20 to the best poem and $20 to the best story. If one category doesn’t have a winner, the sole winner takes home the whole $40.
The deadline is July 1. Good luck to all; please don’t bore me!