The North Devon Publishing Project is now taking calls for contributions to an anthology, a chance for writers in North Devon to get something published and get their name out there. The aim is to showcase the best of North Devon’s writing. To get involved, send in your most polished and edited work to email@example.com
Volunteer judges from the local writing community will assess your work for publication in the anthology. At least two judges will look at every piece of writing. Pieces will be chosen in the following categories:
Poetry, Short Story, Flash Fiction, Memoir, Children’s Short Story, Creative Non-fiction and Drama. Entry is FREE.
Selected works will be published in a print-on-demand anthology and sold locally and through writing websites. Any profits will go into not-for-profit writing resources for local writers such as bursaries. All contributing writers will have biographical and contact details (if wished) published. And it’s a valuable writing credit! For a precedent, look at ‘Kissing Frankenstein and Other Stories’ on Amazon.co.uk. This was an anthology of flash fictions written by South-West writers a couple of years ago.
‘Winners’ may also be asked to be part of the judging process for future anthologies. If your work shows promise but needs editing or polishing, you may be offered free feedback to bring it to a high standard.
Entry conditions: It’s important you stick to the conditions for entry as we cannot consider work that does not stick to the word count limits:
Poetry: Up to 40 lines
Short Story: Up to 2000 words.
Flash Fiction: Up to 750 words.
Memoir: Up to 1500 words.
Children’s fiction (sorry, we can’t do illustrated stories this time) Up to 1000 words for an age group from the following: 5-7, 8-11, 11-14, 14-16.
Creative Non-fiction: Up to 1500 words on any subject.
Drama: Up to five minutes playing time in the format of radio play, short play, or short film script.
First page of a novel:350 words that drag a reader into a story.
All writing (except children’s) needs to be suitable for an general adult audience. We may not be able to include any work that is for a purely ‘adult’ audience that is mainly explicit sex or violent.
The pieces need to be in separate attachments (in Word or PDF) which include the category to be considered and the title. The email should contain the writer’s name, the title and category of entries. This ensures the work is judged anonymously. Please submit writing double spaced, clearly typed in a point 12 readable font such as Times New Roman or Arial. (Poetry should be single spaced). For more information, please email me.
Deadline: 31st October 2014