The Swanezine Short Story Competition 2012 is OPEN
Open Only to UK Residents
ENTRY is FREE
Closing date for entries is Friday 31st August 2012
Winning authors and publication will be announced before 14th September 2012
First Prize ¬£30
Second Prize ¬£20
Third Prize ¬£10
Plus Three Short-listed Entries
Plus Commended Entries and Judges' Report
The Competition Rules
Maximum word count: One thousand (1000)
There is no set theme; the main criterion being quality work.
We do not accept entries that promote goods, products, or businesses.
Maximum of two entries per author.
Authors can only win one prize per competition.
Entries must be your own work and not submitted to other competitions.
Entries must not have been previously published, or broadcast in any format.
Copyright and Publishing
Authors retain copyright of their material.
The three winning and the three short-listed entries will be announced and published on the Swanezine Short Story and Flash Fiction page before 14th September 2012
Once the three winners and the three short-listed stories have been announced, Swanezine retains the right to publish these stories within a maximum of two weeks from the announcement. To clarify: these stories must NOT be published elsewhere until after their publication on the Swanezine and within two weeks whichever is the sooner; after which all rights revert to the authors upon publication. Note: This does not apply to non winning and non short-listed entries who may submit or publish elsewhere.
Entries are only accepted by E-mail.
In the subject line of your email submission, write: Short Story Competition.
Your story must be in the body of the E-mail: Do NOT send attachments, they will be deleted.
Include your name, address, your E-mail address and word count in the body of the E-mail, and the following disclaimer copied from this page and pasted into the body of your email:
" I ( your name ) confirm that I am the author of this work and that it has not been previously published or broadcast in any form, I agree and accept the rules of this competition"
We do NOT publish winners addresses or e-mail.
The judges' decision will be final and no individual correspondence can be entered into.
Please ensure that you send your Submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you decide to publish elsewhere before the competition closing date, please inform Swanezine so that we can remove your entry
Payment method: By Cheque or PayPal
We will contact the winners upon announcement to confirm their details.
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