Tuesday 23 December 2014

Our New International Short Story Competition - 'Gem Street- Beyond the Axis' -Deadline 31st December 2014 #seanocarolan.com #writing #contest #competions #closing

Our New 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

Our Guest Judge: Best-selling author - Linda Kavanagh

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Stories must be previously unpublished, electronically or in print.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.

Simultaneous submissions accepted.

Stories can be from anywhere in the world but must be written in English.

Submission Guidelines:

Submit your story as an attachment - Word 2003 (please do not use the body of the Contact Form)
Standard Times New Roman - 12 pt
Justify Left
No Indents

Also include the following:
Your name
Full address
E-mail address
Contact number
Story word count
Bio of no more than 70 words (if your story is chosen this will be included in the anthology)
Please don't send long lists of the awards you've won or your publishing credentials. We're interested in the story and anything unique about you as a person.
No links to any social media platform. No websites or blogs.

Submissions: €10.00 per entry
You may submit a maximum of 3 stories.

Postal option for submissions:
Labello Press c/o Unit 4C Gurtnafleur Business Park, Clonmel, County Tipperary. Ireland.
Include your entry fee in cash/postal order or enclose your PayPal reference number.

Labello Press will hold first publication rights for six months after publication of Gem Street : Beyond the Axis
Copyright remains with the author at all times.

All authors included in the anthology will receive one 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.

Copies of Gem Street: The First Collection 2012 , So Long Polyester and Gem Street: Collector's Edition are available from this website.

Please visit our Submit Story page when you are ready to send us your story.

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