2nd Annual LSSU High School Short Story Prize Now Accepting Entries!

The second annual LSSU High School Short Story Prize is now open! We’ll be accepting entries this year through April 30, 2016. The 2016 contest theme, chosen by subscribers to our contest newsletter, is alternate history short stories.  For the purposes of this contest, this will mean fiction that explores how the world would be different if the historical timeline were altered. Students can enter stories that fall into the category … Continue reading 2nd Annual LSSU High School Short Story Prize Now Accepting Entries!

Last chance to submit to vol. 6!

The reading period for volume 6 of Border Crossing will close on Feb. 1. We’ve received an unprecedented number of submissions, this year, but we’re still excited to read your best work, whether that be fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or hybrid forms. We’re especially interested in writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography, and voices that aren’t often heard in mainstream publications. The best way to see what we … Continue reading Last chance to submit to vol. 6!

LSSU High School Short Story Prize-Winning Story is Now Live!

Brown gives way to black as I run, and slowly the black becomes unbreakable, reflective sheets of obsidian glass. The glassy expanse does not last long and my bare feet sound louder on it than on the grains surrounding it. It is almost as though the sun scorched the land here until the sand baked black and solid and smooth. Too soon, light begins to bubble up on the horizon as I leave the valley of glass, but there is nowhere for me to hide, no cover to shelter me. At the Center there was always cover to take, behind large rocks, and in the homely caves that lined the hills. We took great care in avoiding all forms of light. But there is no shelter here. Continue reading LSSU High School Short Story Prize-Winning Story is Now Live!