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Our 3rd International Short Story Competition
'Gem Street- Beyond the Axis'
is now open
Competition Closes: midnight on 31st December 2014 (by email or post)
Short List announced: Spring 2015
On-the-edge…… Left-of-centre…... Brave and imaginative….. These are the types of stories we look forward to reading during our exciting new competition Gem Street: Beyond the Axis. Shorter, leaner and vibrant works containing 5,000 words or less are welcome from new and previously published writers. Open to all genres except Children's, YA or Poetry.
Stories must be previously unpublished, electronically or in print. Any entry that does not follow this is automatically disqualified. Stories can be from anywhere in the world but must be written in English.
Submissions: €10 per entry via our website www.LabelloPress.com You may submit a maximum of 3 stories.
There is also a postal option for submissions. All authors included in the anthology will receive a complimentary copy. Three stories will receive one of the Leonard A. Koval Memorial Prizes.
1st Place: €500 2nd Place: €200 3rd Place: €100
In addition, three stories will receive "Gem Awards" (€50 each) and there will be a number of Beyond the Axis distinctions given to stories of outstanding merit.
Guest judge announced . . .
. . . we have just gotten confirmation that Linda Kavanagh will be our Guest Judge for this year’s competition. Linda Kavanagh is a former journalist who worked for various Irish newspapers and magazines, including staff writer on the RTE Guide for fifteen years. The Secret Wife is her seventh novel which will be published next Spring. Her previous six best-selling novels are Love Hurts, Love Child, Hush Hush, Time After Time, Never Say Goodbye and Still Waters, published by Poolbeg Press. She lives with her partner and dog in Ireland.
Copies of Gem Street: The First Collection 2012, So Long Polyester and Gem Street: Collector's Edition are also available on our website.
Please visit our Submit Story page for full details at www.LabelloPress.com
Park PublicationsShort stories always welcome for Scribble (incorporating Debut), the short story magazine (Est. 1999). 84 pages of quality fiction and other items about writing. Over £100.00 in prizes in each issue. Readers vote for best three stories. Critiques offered on any unsuitable work - free for annual subscribers. For further details please visit www.parkpublications.co.uk or write to Park Publications, 14 The Park, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 1DX.
NAWG 2014 Open Writing Competitions
Short Story and Poetry Closing Date 31st October 2014
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NAWG 2014 Open Writing Competitions
Short Story / Poetry
Closing Date: October 31st 2014
Big money prizes for both categories,
First: £250 Second: £100 Third: £50
Entry fee for both categories £5 (each entry)
For Poetry only, three poems for £10
Optional Critique, for both categories £5 each (don’t forget s.a.e.)
Email entries now accepted
Short Story - Judged by Tim Wilson
Poetry – Judged by James Nash
Postal entries: Maria O'Sullivan, 14 Lagoon Lodge,
Tallington Lakes Leisure Park, Barholm Road, Tallington, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 4RJ
Please make cheques or postal orders payable to NAWG.
|2014 Entry Fees.|
Or, make PayPal payment here.Entry fees must be paid in pounds sterling. Email entries to: - firstname.lastname@example.org
Put ‘NAWG Open Writing Comps’ in the subject box and full entry form details, in the body of the email. Attach the story or poem as a Word file.COMPETITION RULES
|1||Entries must be in English and typed or printed on one side of white A4 paper, or formatted for a Word file, accordingly.|
|2||Stories can be from 500 to 2,000 words maximum.|
|3||Poems can be any style, maximum 40 lines.|
|4||Handwritten entries are not permitted.|
|5||Stories and poems must be for adults.|
|6||Pages should be numbered.|
|7||Stories or poems must not have been previously published nor should they have won a prize in another competition.|
|8||SEND TWO COPIES of each postal entry, please.|
|9||Please, do not put your name or any other identifying marks on your manuscript, or within the email attachment.|
Carefully check each rule
If any competition rule fails to be followed your entry may be disqualified.
Entrants may win more than one prize. As entries will not be returned, please retain a copy. Results will be announced by Christmas 2014
Post entries to: Maria O'Sullivan, 14 Lagoon Lodge, Tallington Lakes Leisure Park, Barholm Road, Tallington, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 4RJ
email: - email@example.com Tel: - 01778 344515
*When requesting a critique for a postal entry, please enclose an s.a.e. with the correct postage, or you can opt to have your critique by email,
please make this clear.
Email entries, who have paid for a critique, will receive their critique by email
Please read the full rules on the entry form and use one for all postal entries. Please read the entry form carefully, before making an email entry.
You may download an Entry Form here
*Short Story Judging and Critiques by Tim Wilson/AKA Jude Morgan, who has enormous experience as both writer and teacher. He took the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, and has been a professional writer since 1986. His historical novels written under the name Jude Morgan have attracted rave reviews from Hilary Mantel, Tracy Chevalier and Joanna Trollope. His novel about the Brontes, THE TASTE OF SORROW, was shortlisted for the Portico Prize and has been optioned for TV serialisation by BBC Wales. Tim's latest novel THE SECRET LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by Jude Morgan, is his 30th published book. Poetry Judging and Critiques by James Nash, a writer and poet, and a long-term resident of Leeds. He is a well-known provider of creative writing workshops in schools, universities and in the community, and is regularly called on as a host of literary events. Latest publication Some Things Matter: 63 Sonnets
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Archived material of previous NAWG Open Competitions.The 2011 First Open Short Story Competition Click to read about the 2011 NAWG Open Short Story Competition Full list of shortlisted and winners, competition notes and details of Berforts the print buisiness that made this competition possible. Also read the winning entry Assipattle by Barbara Smith. CLICK HERE
The 2012 Second NAWG Open Short Story and Poetry CompetitionFull list of shortlisted and winners, competition notes. And, to read the winning story 'A Gift from the Horse Chestnut Tree' by Veronica Bright. plus the three prize-wining poems CLICK HERE
The 2013 NAWG Open Short Story and Poetry CompetitionsFull list of shortlisted and winners, competition notes. And, to read the winning story 'Jack in the Hedge' by Petra Queen. plus the three prize-wining poems CLICK HERE
These winners will also be published in our Annual Anthology – ‘Write Path’.
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