Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Bluemoose seeks North West Coast short stories

Yorkshire-based indie press Bluemoose Books is offering the opportunity for five new writers to be published in a short story collection alongside its leading authors Andrew Michael Hurley, Carys Bray, Paul Kingsnorth, Peter Kalu and Kirsty Logan.

The publisher is looking for stories from unpublished writers for an anthology of short fiction set on the North West Coast edited by Jenn Ashworth.

"From the bright lights of Blackpool to the eerie calm of Morecambe bay, from the port of Whitehaven down to the dunes of Formby, we want your stories", the publisher said. "We're interested in the untold tales: the seasonal workers, the overlooked natural world, the off-peak and under-written. We're interested in tales from the edge: edge of the country, edge of society, and perhaps even the edge of a life."

The story must be previously unpublished, set on the North West coast of England, and be no longer than 6,000 words.

The publisher added: "The writer doesn't have to be born, live or work in the area to write about it and we're looking for surprising perspectives and diverse voices."

Submissions should be sent to Ashworth at, alongside the name of the writer, their contact details, and a short biography.

The deadline for submissions is 15th September 2017.

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