It was Mark’s turn to come up with the theme this year, and he came up with something that had a real relevance and resonance with today – “Migration”:
- Seasonal movement of animals from one region to another.
- Movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions.
- Movement from one part of something to another.
We live in an age of migrations – from one kind of society to another, from one country to another, from one platform to another. It’s a rich vein to mine, and we look forward to seeing your entries, whether they are dark signs of things to come, sophisticated comments on today’s society, or hopeful looks at the future of mankind.
We are especially looking for harder to find stories – horror and fantasy, and the letters of the queer rainbow beyond the “g”. But we also welcome stories with gay characters and sci fi stories – its just that those two categories are always the most crowded.
The contest will open officially in March, but you can start writing now. As before, max word count is 300 (as counted by MS word).