India’s Out of Print Magazine announces that it will run a special short fiction feature for DNA.  To reference the choices made, and the transitions effected by this extraordinary Lok Sabha election in India, the theme of the fiction feature is CHOICE.

Here’s what DNA is looking for:

“We are not seeking literal interpretations. Stories could comment on the alienation of contemporary life or, in contrast, emphasise the irrelevance of our societal structures by reflecting upon nature. Works could be personal, political or social. But ultimately they should bear some adherence to the theme – CHOICE. Or its lack!”

Five stories will be chosen for the Short Story Special Issue of the mid-July DNA Sunday magazine, JUST BEFORE MONDAY. They will also be featured on the Out of Print blog.

Shortlisted works will be posted in the online edition of DNA.

Submitted works must be in English, previously unpublished and close to 2000 words in length. Stand-alone excerpts from fiction under construction will also be entertained.  Submissions should be cut and pasted into the body of an email and sent to  Subject line should read ‘DNA-Out of Print Fiction’.

A short bio of 150-200 words should accompany the submission.  One entry per author.

The last date for submissions is Friday, June 27 at midnight, Indian Standard Time.

Only shortlisted writers (whose stories have been chosen for publication) will be informed between July 10 and 12.