The cover image for this issue was lost for 80 years (see Magic Lantern story). It bore the simple inscription “Soldiers at Omsk Train Station,” and it seemed to us to contain huge potential for a short story. It was, after all, taken in late 1918, as Russia lurched from World War to Civil War, from monarchy to proletarian dictatorship. What is this man’s story?
So we are sponsoring a short story contest. Here are the rules.
1. All stories must be submitted in electronic format, via email (with text or MS Word attachment) to:
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