sherborne short story competition, the sundial press

Welcome to

THE SHERBORNE SHORT STORY COMPETITION



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The Sherborne Short Story Competition 2017 will open on  01 April 2017
with a first prize of 250, a second prize of 100, and a third prize of 50.

Full terms of entry and how to enter online via the submission form will be available from 01 April 2017.







The Competition is open to everyone but all entrants must be aged 16 or over at the time of entry; there is no upper age limit.
The length is 1,200 to 5,000 words which should be double spaced.
Double quotation marks should be used for speech and single quotation marks for other appropriate purposes.
The pages should be numbered but the entrant’s name should not appear on any page except on the entry form.
The closing date is Friday, 30 May 2017 and entries will be accepted up to midnight on that date.
Entry costs 8.00 per story. (The entry fee goes towards the running costs of the competition; any surplus will be donated to a charity.)
Entries should be submitted electronically to
short-story-competition@sundialpress.co.uk

Entries submitted by post should be sent to Sherborne Short Story Competition, Sundial House, The Sheeplands, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4BS
All submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry form.
All submissions must be the writer’s original work.


Copyright remains with the author

The story may not be published elsewhere.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into. (The competition’s judges will be announced on 10 June 2017.)

Authors of the three winning stories, and possible runners-up, grant The Sundial Press the non-exclusive right to internationally publish those stories as part of an anthology, in print and ebook editions, including reprints and new editions of that anthology plus used for Competition publicity purposes. The winner of the Competition may also be eligible for a publishing contract with The Sundial Press.


Multiple entries are welcome but each story must be submitted on a separate entry form and accompanied by a fee where appropriate but to ensure a varied selection of winners, no author may receive a prize for more than one story.

Please note: as one of the aims of the competition is to promote literacy, the judges will be particularly interested in the following:

Accurate use of spelling, grammar and punctuation

Use of imagination

Originality of thought and interpretation of theme

Entertaining content that is thought provoking, intriguing, moving and, above all, enjoyable.



Further details of the Competition will be posted regularly during the period prior its launch.

Should you wish to contact us please email here.







sherborne short story competition, the sundial press


The Sherborne Short Story Competition

Sundial House
The Sheeplands
Sherborne
Dorset DT9 4BS
Tel: 01935 814113

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