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THEME ANNOUNCEMENT: Our Spring issue: #Love, #Infatuation and #Lust

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, infatuation is, “An intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.” People often confuse infatuation with being in love. Infatuation is mostly just based on desire, lust and admiration.

But, y’know, at least infatuation has that ‘admiration’ thing going for it; that’s a positive emotion. Lust on its own is meant to be a Deadly Sin, so that can’t be good.

Some say that you can tell the difference between love, lust and infatuation by where the emotion comes from. Love comes from the heart and soul. Infatuation comes from the eyes, the mind, and that queasy feeling in your tummy that indicates either your crush is nearby, or you have food poisoning. And, let’s just face it, lust comes from our genitals.

This quarter, we want your stories on LOVE, INFATUATION AND LUST.

Our submission inbox
(submissions@openingline.org)
is open NOW and
our deadline is the 11th April 2016, Midnight (GMT).

Please read THE GUIDELINES before entering.

Happy submitting!

THEME ANNOUNCEMENT: Our Winter Issue: #Infection

INFECTION


Genomic-test-to-differentiate-between-viral-and-bacterial-infectionsInfection is a part of daily life. People are infected with colds or diseases, water can be infected with bacteria, a computer can be corrupted by a virus – you can even have an infectious laugh! An infection is a catalyst that spreads and changes something from one state to another.

Vampires, werewolves, zombies all spread their curses and states by infecting their victims with it. Computer hackers bring down governments and major organisations by infecting technology with viruses, terrorists can kill whole cities by corrupting the water supply; governments can control whole countries by infecting them with fear… the possibilities are endless.

We want your stories on the volatile being that is ‘infection’

Our submission inbox
(submissions@openingline.org)
is open NOW and
our deadline is the 11th January 2016, Midnight (GMT).

Please read THE GUIDELINES before entering.

Happy submitting!