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SHERBORNE SHORT STORY COMPETITION







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The Sherborne Short Story Competition

is now open for submissions and closes on 31 December 2017

with a first prize of 250, a second prize of 100, and a third prize of 50.







The story must not have been published elsewhere.

The competition is not restricted to a single genre.

(Crime and Mystery, Historical, Mainstream, Literary, Romance, Supernatural, Thriller, etc., or mixed-genre)

Copyright remains with the author.


The judges’ decision is final (the panel of three judges listed below).


Authors of the three winning stories, and possible runners-up,
grant The Sundial Press the non-exclusive right to publish their stories as part of a paperback anthology.







The Competition is open to everyone but all entrants must be aged 18 or over at the time of entry; there is no upper age limit.

ENTRY FEE
5.00
3.00 for each additional story
3.00 for students (with student ID).

Word count must be between 1,000 to 5,000; text 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.


Multiple entries are welcome.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into.


The closing date is 31 December 2017 and entries will be accepted up to midnight on that date.







All submissions must be the writer’s original work and accompanied by a completed entry form.

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The Competition poster

Download an Entry Form here (PDF will open in a new tab or window).


SUBMISSIONS
By post to:
Sherborne Short Story Competition
The Sundial Press
Sundial House
The Sheeplands
Sherborne
Dorset DT9 4BS

Or email as an attachment to
short-story-competion@sundialpress.co.uk

PAYMENT can be made
By BACS payment to: The Sundial Press: Sort code: 40-41-23 / Account number: 21245473


Or by cheque payable to 'The Sundial Press' and posted to:
Sherborne Short Story Competition, The Sundial Press, Sundial House, The Sheeplands, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4BS


Pay directly to PayPal: payments@sundialpress.co.uk
Or by completing the online PayPal form below:

Sherborne Short Story Competition
Pay your entry fee below by PayPal



5.00
Single Story fee
3.00
Additional Story fee
3.00
Student Story fee


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PLEASE REMEMBER:

All forms and stories should be submitted in (Microsoft) Word, (Apple) Pages or PDF format


To pay entry fee


One entry form and one payment per story


Email entries (story TITLE but no name on manuscripts), double spaced with page numbers and with completed entry form to:
short-story-competition@sundialpress.co.uk

Postal entries (
no name on manuscripts) to:

Sherborne Short Story Competition
The Sundial Press
Sundial House

The Sheeplands
Sherborne
Dorset DT9 4BS

All entries will be acknowledged.

Closing date is midnight 31st December 2017
The Winners will be announced on 15th January 2018 by email and by post.

We look forward to hearing from you Good Luck!


THE JUDGING PROCESS


All submissions are processed by Sundial’s Fiona Kirkland who is mostly responsible for secretarial duties. Each entry form and its accompanying short story is allocated a unique code printed on both. The story, simply displaying its code with no author’s name, is then presented to the judges ‘blind’ so they have no knowledge of the author’s identity or gender until the winners have been selected.


THE PANEL OF JUDGES

Frank Kibblewhite: Proprietor of The Sundial Press. Previously a bookseller, proprietor of BookLife in Sidmouth (2000-2004), a freelance lecturer in EngLit for Bristol University’s Department for Continuing Education and other organisations.
Judith Spelman: Author, journalist, Founder and Director of The Sherborne Literary Festival for four years prior to stepping down to devote more time to her writing.
Helen Stickland: Editor, proofreader, and bookseller at Winstone's Bookshop in Sherborne.



Postscript
When a story is ready for submission, let us have it as soon as conveniently possible. There is nothing to be gained by holding back and submitting your entry during the final few days prior to the competition's close.


Should you have a question, query or need assistance of any kind please email us here







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