We are looking for submissions, up to 4,500 words, from contributors who have something interesting to say and a talent for communicating. We want to take readers on a journey first and foremost, but we also want that journey to be to somewhere they would not normally go. Any stories involving vampires, wizards, or single women in their thirties looking for the perfect man/pair of shoes, will most likely need to be ground-breaking works of genius to make the short-list; they are all good subjects, but too familiar.
Contributions for each issue will be short-listed to somewhere between six and eight stories which will be posted on the site. Once they are on the site they will be handed to our judging panel, whether that be a reading group in Toronto or a convent in Dublin. The top story will receive a prize of GBP50.00.
The Red Line acquires first rights for publication. Upon publication, rights revert to author. We welcome simultaneous submissions but ask you to let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere immediately. All work must be previously unpublished.