Publisher’s description: As jazz great Charlie "Bird" Parker pointed out, "There's no boundary line to art," and we at Gemini have no rules or restrictions on writing style or content. We don't want to set any boundaries so we use a clean, simple selection process: If it strikes a chord with us, we print it.
Gemini has become known for its diverse, eclectic nature. Seamus Scanlon’s “My Beautiful, Brash Belfast,” about the Troubles in Northern Ireland, was called “a fascinating story” by BBC Arts Extra. “The Greatest Flamenco Dancer in All Flydom,” Michael Kechula’s brilliant absurdist fantasy, involves a man on trial for killing thousands of flies—and the judge is a praying mantis in a robe! In her memoir “Pray for Us Sinners,” Dolly Reynolds struggles to come to terms with her mother’s senseless murder.
We hold three contests each year—flash fiction (deadline Aug. 31), poetry (Jan. 2) and short story (March 31)—with a grand prize of $1,000 for each. General submissions ($10 payment for accepted pieces) are considered year-round.
We are always open to submissions of exciting photography and artwork.
All of our previously published work is available online for your reading and viewing pleasure. Writing from Gemini can also be found in Best of the Net and in The Best Small Fictions 2017 anthology.