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2015 Short Story Competion - Deadline Midnight 31 May 2015 #seanocarolan.com #Writing #Contests #competitions

Nine Voices 2015 Short Story Competition

RULES


Your entry:

Stories can be up to 2,000 words in length and on any subject.
Hard-copy entries should be typed, double-spaced on A4 paper, single-sided, with pages numbered, and the title as a header on each page. Online entries should be in Microsoft Word, with pages numbered and the title as a header on each page.


Your entry will be judged anonymously, so do not put your name on the pages of your story. Use a separate cover page with your name, address, telephone number and email address, plus the title of the story you are submitting and a word count.


No alterations can be made to a story once submitted.


Your story will not be returned, so please keep a copy. If you want confirmation that we have received your postal entry, please enclose an SAE, labelled ‘acknowledgement’.


Sorry, but we do not send copies of the results to entrants. Details of the winner will be published on our website in July 2015.


The winner will be contacted by phone/email in July 2015 and the winning story published on our website in July 2015.


Copyright of any story remains with the author, but we have the unrestricted right to publish the winning story on our website or in any related material for PR purposes. Such publication will be no bar to subsequent publication elsewhere.


Data Protection Act: Ninevoices will retain details of all entrants. The information will be used solely for the purposes of Ninevoices and will not be disclosed to any other organisations. To amend or be removed from the database entrants should email or write to The Administrator, 53 The Boundary, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0YA.



Eligibility:
Writers who have earned more than £300 from their writing in 2014 are not eligible.


Stories should be in English and should not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.


Stories that have won, or are under consideration in, other short story competitions are not eligible.


Stories should not be a translation of another author’s work.


No organiser or judge in the competition, or member of their immediate families, may enter.


The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into with regard to such decision.


Entries must not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party, nor be defamatory of any living person or corporate body. Ineligible, obscene or fraudulent entries will be automatically disqualified. Ninevoices reserves the right to refuse entry to the competition at its absolute discretion.


Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these conditions and to agree to be bound by them when entering the competition.



How to Enter:


Send your story by post to The Administrator, 53 The Boundary, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0YA or via email to ninevoices@ymail.com. For details of how to enter, go to our Short Story Competition page.


You can pay by cheque, drawn on a UK bank, in sterling (GBP), payable to: ninevoices: (note all lower case). You can also pay online via Paypal on our website. In this case you must include with your entry a note of the date on which you paid and the email address you used so that we can trace your payment. You should also include the name of the story you are submitting.


The entry fee of £5 allows you to enter one story. You may enter as many stories as you like, provided each entry is accompanied by the £5 fee.


If entering online, be careful to follow the instructions on the website carefully. Stories and cover sheets should be sent as two separate attachments in a single email.

Closing date: Midnight 31 May 2015

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