Theme for Issue 8: Broken Clocks.Submissions for this issue are now closed.
It's the human condition to lick the wounds of our mistakes and pick at scabs of regret. Take this theme wherever you want, show us a man's greatest folly or his attempts to remedy a mishap he'll rue forever. Just leave us wishing for yesterday, as the great Paul McCartney once sang, when all our troubles seemed so far away.
Stories may be set in any time. For example, Post-apocalyptic or other genres set in the future often instill a longing for the present, and as such are perfectly acceptable.
Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions are welcome, however please note that fiction is strongly preferred.
This issue will be edited by Jason M. Heim and Alex J. Martin.General Submission Guidelines are here.
Email your stories to issue8 AT coloredchalk.com
by April 30th, 2009. Stories may be in any style or genre, up to 1500 words.
Accepted formats are Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Simultaneous submissions are fine. Include any biography or cover letter information that you feel is important in the body of your email.
Please put "Broken Clocks" somewhere in the subject line of your email so that it stands out from spam messages. Specify your type of submission -- fiction, nonfiction, or poetry -- in the body of your email.
Thank you in advance for your submissions.