Saturday, 22 August 2015

I is Another - short story competition

A free to enter short story competition from Holland Park Press - not many of those.

For this new competition we’re taking inspiration from Arthur Rimbaud’s famous declaration ‘Je est un autre’ – ‘I is another’.

The task

We would like you to write a story in the first person about someone who is not you but which is about a subject close to year heart. Therefore the storyline will really matter to you but the story should not be autobiographical.
It should have a strong theme such as betrayal, sorrow, lust, jealousy or revenge and be under 2000 words.

Take your inspiration from:

Cathedral by Raymond Carver
Notes on Time by Laura Del-Rivo
Development by Karen Jennings

Prize: The author of the winning short story will receive £200.
The winning short story and runners-up will be published in our online magazine.
The winner and runners-up will be announced at an awards ceremony in central London.

The Judges
Paul McVeigh and Laura Del-Rivo

Who can take part?
We accept stories from anywhere in the world but submissions have to comply with these guidelines:
  • The short story should be 2000 words or less
  • The short story must be the original work of the entrant and must not have been previously awarded or published
  • You can only send in one short story per entrant
How to submit your entry

In order to enter the competition you have to email us:  
  • The short story must be attached as a single Microsoft Word file
  • The Word file has to be named as follows: ddmmyy_firstnamesurname_another.doc, where ddmmyy is the date on which you send the email, firstname and surname are your names.
  • ‘I is Another’ must appear in the subject line of the email
  • The body of the email should contain your contact details
  • Please do not add your name or contact details to the Word file attachment that contains your story
Deadline: 31st August

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