The cover image for our July/August 2013 issue (click on the thumbnail at right for larger view) was lost for 80 years. It bore the simple inscription “Soldiers at Omsk Train Station,” yet it seems to us to contain huge potential for a short story. It was, after all, taken in late 1918, as Russia lurched from World War to Civil War, from monarchy to proletarian dictatorship. What is this man’s story?
So we are sponsoring a short story contest. Here are the rules.
The cover image is actually only part of the full image. Subscribers to the print edition will see the full image in the opening spread of the article on John Rahill's Magic Lantern. You do not, however, need to be a subscriber to Russian Life to partake in the contest. Here is a web resolution version of the image to give non-subscribers a better idea of all it includes.
The chief prize for winning this contest is seeing your story published in a future issue of Russian Life. But we are also sweetening the pot. Winners will receive a box full of Russian Life swag, meaning books and other goodies, valued at between $50 and $100.
Russian Life is a publication of a 30-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.
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