Press release from Alfie Dog:
To mark its second birthday Alfie Dog Fiction is launching its International Short Story Prize. The first prize will be £200 AND publication of the author’s short story collection, with editorial support for completion where necessary. The book will be available as both an ebook and paperback and the author will receive 5 complimentary copies of the paperback as well as royalties on all further sales.
Alfie Dog Fiction prides itself on bringing quality short stories to a wider audience, with all submissions being subject to editorial review, and where necessary editing, before publication. Over the two years since the creation of its website www.alfiedog.com has grown to represent over 300 authors around the world with more than 1300 stories in multiple electronic formats. It also publishes a range of single author and multi-author collections in both ebook and paperback forms and a limited range of novels. Individual stories sell for as little as 39p.
Founder and editor, Rosemary Kind says, “We have always sought to encourage new writing talent as well as supporting our better known authors. Offering a writing prize is a natural progression from our philosophy of encouraging reading and writing of short stories.”
The competition which closes on 30th September is open to any writers over the age of 18 writing in English. The entry fee is simply to download five paid stories, by different authors, from the site. Writers then submit one of their own stories, but, unlike the usual submission requirements of Alfie Dog Fiction, it must be a work that is previously unpublished and between 1000 and 2000 words. Full details of the competition can be found on www.alfiedog.com/competitions
What a great prize! Definitely one worth entering, and I'd love it if one of my blog readers won...!