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The Deadline is May 31st, 2022 The deadline for our short story competition is May 31st. Come on hurry up or you will miss it

The Deadline is May 31st, 2022

The deadline for our short story competition is May 31st. Come on hurry up or you will miss it

by LamontPaul, Founder & Publisher
first published: May, 2022

approximate reading time: minutes

Do it! Send your story to us today!


Every week OUTSIDELEFT tells the stories of art and culture that mean something to our writers. For the past month or so we have been encouraging you to write something for us!

And the response to that call out so far? Thrilling. However, there is just 24 hours or so to go to get your story entry to us.

The theme of the Outsideleft's 2022 Short Story Competition is 'Concrete'.

Concrete is so much more than the material from which the world's cities, roads and flyovers are constructed. 'Concrete' is the unmoving, hard to get round. Solid. Ideas can be concrete. Beliefs can be concrete. Unassailable truth is 'concrete'. Your concrete might not be our concrete.

The deadline for submissions is closing on May 31st, so if you haven’t started on that story you’ve been promising to write, now is your time.

Visit our 2022 short story competition page to read the complete details of how to enter, when the various reveals will happen and all that kind of stuff.

A final thanks too, to the popular websites out there that have helped promote our story competition, we really wouldn’t have come this far without you.

Do it! Send your story to us today…

The 2022 Outsideleft Short Story Competition, How to Enter is here

Founder & Publisher

Publisher, Lamontpaul founded outsideleft with Alarcon in 2004 and is hanging on, saying, "I don't know how to stop this, exactly."

Lamontpaul portrait by John Kilduff painted during an episode of John's TV Show, Let's Paint TV

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Outsideleft exists on a precarious no budget budget. We are interested in hearing from deep and deeper pocket types willing to underwrite our cultural vulture activity. We're not so interested in plastering your product all over our stories, but something more subtle and dignified for all parties concerned. Contact us and let's talk. [HELP OUTSIDELEFT]


If Outsideleft had arms they would always be wide open and welcoming to new writers and new ideas. If you've got something to say, something a small dank corner of the world needs to know about, a poem to publish, a book review, a short story, if you love music or the arts or anything else, write something about it and send it along. Of course we don't have anything as conformist as a budget here. But we'd love to see what you can do. Write for Outsideleft, do. [SUBMISSIONS FORM HERE]


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