For this new competition we’re taking inspiration from Arthur Rimbaud’s famous declaration ‘Je est un autre’ – ‘I is another’.
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.
Paul McVeigh and Laura Del-Rivo
We accept stories from anywhere in the world but submissions have to comply with these guidelines:
In order to enter the competition you have to email us: email@example.com