PAGE () POTENTIAL is the name of our open fiction competition. As usual, rather than holding writers to a set theme, we prefer to give a prompt which germinates an
PAGE () POTENTIAL is the name of our open fiction competition. As usual, rather than holding writers to a set theme, we prefer to give a prompt which germinates an idea but does not constrain imagination. That’s our prerogative and we want to see stories take strange tangents or head towards conclusions that surprise even the writer. Best of all are stories that leave one wondering and gasping for enlightenment. Stories that leave characters to the mercy of the reader’s imagination. Therefore, to facilitate the process of writing this kind of fiction (unusual - our kind), we offer the contest prompt, limited to 5000 words: DOUBLE LIFE We prefer that stories are created specifically for the contest but if you can modify an existing draft to fit (and since it will be impossible to tell the difference, if you’re any good) we’ll turn a blind eye to such shortcuts - because all your work is hard work, right? Yep, we know. However, if we suspect we’ve seen a story in print elsewhere, we will turn a blind eye to your entire entry and not refund the little fee either. So, play fair(ish). Writers can submit two stories of up to 5000 words each to the contest, in the same or separate emails.