The theme I've chosen is "Love Beyond Death." The publisher of Kazka Press asked me to say a few words about what I was looking for and I wrote:
The best thing I can say is: surprise me! There are some obvious directions this theme could take: ghosts, other paranormal beasties, personality-on-a-microchip/uploaded-brain type stories, etc. I’m not saying I won’t take those if they’re great, because we want to provide great stories for the contest’s readers. But if I’ve got the choice between a great ghost story and a great story that took the theme in a direction I couldn’t have anticipated and that made me say ‘Wow!’ I know which one I’ll pick every time.Interested? Check out the general submission guidelines for Kazka Press and feel free to let me know if you have any questions!