I had a reply from my request for more information from the two ladies who've taken over from Lotta at Allas. 'At the moment we are forming our new organization, finding a new way to work.' There aren't any new guidelines, and it seems that they will only respond to submissions if they wish to buy the story. Of course if I learn more, I'll pass the information on.
Submissions may be sent to Margaretha Malmgren Margaretha.malmgren (at) aller.com and Cecilia Ericson Cecilia.Ericson (at) aller.com
Thanks to Alyson Hilbourne for sending this scan from a recent copy of Best magazine.
They'll be paying £500 to the winner, and there are also runner up prizes of £200. Winter themed stories of no more than 1,200 words are to be sent to bestfiction2020 (at) hearst.co.uk.
And a quick reminder from me...
If you fancy some not too scary hallowe'en reading, you can find it in my short story collections Slightly Spooky Stories I, Slightly Spooky Stories II, Slightly Spooky Stories III and the brand new Slightly Spooky Stories IV.
I'm using the excuse that I'm promoting these to share really terrible, hallowe'en jokes on Twitter. If you know any, please share them in the comments – I'll allow good ones, but those which cause a groan seem most appropriate, don't you think?