Tuesday 24 July 2018

Hammond House Publishing - 2018 SHORT STORY COMPETITION

This prestigious prize is awarded each year for a short story on a chosen theme. The winner receives a cash prize and worldwide publication of their story. In pervious years the themes have been CONFLICT and ETERNAL You can see the winning stories, in the anthologies, available to purchase from our bookstore or from all good high street and on-line booksellers around the world.

In 2018 there are plenty of opportunities for publication with the full shortlist of 25 entries being included in an anthology dedicated to this prize.

The prizes are presented at a televised award ceremony held in December by celebrities from the world of literature and entertainment. and include video links to any winners who are unable to be present.

The feedback option is very popular with over 40% of entries in 2017 choosing to receive advice and guidance on their work from industry professionals.

Despite its worldwide appeal, with entries from five continents in 2017 and a shortlist covering seven countries, the International Literary Prize remains small and exclusive, attracting a high standard rather than a high number of entries. With the top twenty-five stories included in the annual anthology, it provides the best opportunity for publication with Hammond House.

The theme for 2018, PRECIOUS is intended to be inspirational, not restrictive, please feel free to interpret it in any way you choose. Be creative, be unpredictable, be different; the judges will be eternally grateful.

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