Thursday 27 March 2014

Early Works Press Short Story Competition

The most common way of wasting your entry is to send it without proof-reading. A text full of errors cannot get top marks from the judges.

The second way is to post it without weighing it and applying correct postage, so that it does not get any further than the sorting office.

The third way is to pay the fee by cheque and invent the name to write on it. We do not have a bank account called 'Earlyworks Press', 'Earlyworks' or 'story competition'. If you are using a cheque, please read the instructions first.

We hate wasting good stories! Please make sure your entry is correct.

Rules and Conditions
The competition is open to anyone over 16.
The best entries will be published, and their authors will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology. 10-20 will be included, depending on length and quality. All winners will be offered further copies at a reduced price.
Closing date October 31st 2014 Winners will be notified in January 2015.
Entry fee £5 per story up to 4000 words. £10 for over 4000. Maximum 8000 words.
Stories must be the work of the entrant, previously unpublished, and not simultaneously entered for other competitions.
The judges’ decision is final. No discussion will be entered into.
Entries are not returnable and cannot be acknowledged without SAE marked for that purpose.
Copyright remains with the author although Earlyworks Press reserves the right to publish winning entries in a competition anthology in 2015.
Submission of work will be taken as acceptance of rules and conditions.

Entry options postal:
Send paper copy to Earlyworks Press, Creative Media Centre, 45 Robertson Street, Hastings Sussex TN34 1HL
Payment in pounds sterling. POs or cheques payable to Kay Green.
Paper entries must be titled and typed/clearly written on one side of A4 paper. Each entry must have a cover-sheet attached, marked ES2014, giving title(s) of story(s), author’s name, address, and/or telephone number/email address. Please say where you heard about this competition.
Please ensure that you have weighed your package and applied the correct postage. We cannot guarantee that entries will be received or opened if this is not done.

Or email entries can be submitted here:

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