Malinki Press will choose their favourite 12 submissions and send those to their independent panel of judges. The judges will choose first-, second-, and third-prize winners. They'll announce the winners in September and award them prizes of $200, $100, and $50, respectively.
They will work with Dublin-based Liberties Press to publish Love on the Road 2015: Another Twelve Tales of Love and Travel as a trade paperback in the spring of 2015. They will also make the paperback available via Amazon and Flipkart, and publish it as an ebook.
Submission GuidelinesThey're looking for stories about people making connections, whether these connections are platonic, the kinds that lead to weddings, the kinds that just lead to bed, or the kinds that lead to heartbreak. They're interested in stories about people traveling together, travelers who meet people while on the road, or people who meet travelers passing through.
Submissions should be 4,000 to 6,000 words and can be fiction or nonfiction. They must be original and cannot have been previously published. Please send them as a .doc, .rtf or similar file, written in single-spaced 12pt Times New Roman font, with your name and contact details on the first page. Submissions from LGBTQ writers are welcome.
There is a US$10 per story reading fee.
If you want to get a better idea of the kinds of stories they like, you'd do well to read the ones we picked last year in Love on the Road 2013: Twelve Tales of Love and Travel.