THE SUNDIAL PRESS
|The Sherborne Short Story Competition 2017 opens on 15 September 2017
with a first prize of £250, a second prize of £100, and a third prize of £50.
Full terms of entry and how to enter online via the submission form will be available from 10 Septeber 2017.
The Competition is open to everyone but all entrants must be aged 16 or over at the time of entry; there is no upper age limit.
The length is 1,200 to 5,000 words which should be double spaced.
Double quotation marks should be used for speech and single quotation marks for other appropriate purposes.
The pages should be numbered but the entrant’s name should not appear on any page except on the entry form.
The closing date is 15 November 2017 and entries will be accepted up to midnight on that date.
Entry costs £8.00 per story. (The entry fee goes towards the running costs of the competition; any surplus will be donated to a charity.)
Entries should be submitted electronically to: email@example.com
Entries submitted by post should be sent to:
Sherborne Short Story Competition
Dorset DT0 4BS
All submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry form.
All submissions must be the writer’s original work.
Copyright remains with the author
The story may not be published elsewhere.
The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into.
Authors of the three winning stories, and possible runners-up, grant The Sundial Press the non-exclusive right to internationally publish those stories as part of an anthology, in print and ebook editions, including reprints and new editions of that anthology plus used for Competition publicity purposes. The winner of the Competition may also be eligible for a publishing contract with The Sundial Press.
Multiple entries are welcome but each story must be submitted on a separate entry form and accompanied by a fee where appropriate but to ensure a varied selection of winners, no author may receive a prize for more than one story.
Please note: as one of the aims of the competition is to promote literacy, the judges will be particularly interested in the following:
Accurate use of spelling, grammar and punctuation
Use of imagination
Originality of thought and interpretation of theme
Entertaining content that is thought provoking, intriguing, moving and,
above all, enjoyable.
Further details of the Competition will be posted
regularly during the period prior its launch.
Should you wish to contact us please email here.
The Sherborne Short Story Competition
Dorset DT9 4BS
Tel: 01935 814113
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