THEMA is a literary magazine that requests submissions every four months with target themes.  July 1, 2013 is the due date for short stories, essays, poems, photographs, and art that relate to Ten Minutes is a LONG time!

Requirements:  The premise must be an integral part of the plot, not necessarily the central theme but not merely incidental. They prefer fewer than 20 double-spaced pages. The website is themaliterarysocietydotcom. No readers fee and no e-mailed submissions.

Arleen Eagling, one of the members of my critique group and a member of the Dublin Polish Your Fiction class, had a story accepted for the newest issue with the theme, A Week and a Day. Her story is called “Half a Good Chance”. The outstanding cover illustration is by Suzanne Stuhaug.


Filed under Literary Magazines, Writing Tips


  1. Julaina, thanks for the reminder. For me, two weeks isn’t enough to try to squeeze in a short story that can be up to 20 pages long. So, for me and all the slow writers like me, it might be good to put the next two deadlines and themes on our calendar:
    Under the shadow of the shark (November 1, 2013)
    The printer’s out of ink (March 1, 2014)


  2. Yes, you’re right even if November and March seem a long way away.


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