Just a quick post to alert you to the relatively new Abandoned Press, “a small, truly independent publishing company with big ideas and a vivid imagination” who are “afraid of nothing but mediocrity”! Their website itself is an amusing read, so I have no doubt they’ll produce some quirky and excellent work (unless they scare off all would-be contributors).
Their opening short story competition has the theme “Genesis”. There’s a stated 3,500 word limit, subject to what I suspect may become a trademark inexactitude: “with a little give-and-take”. The original deadline has shifted too – from 10th April to 31st August – so if, like me, you have yet to come up with any ideas on the theme of “Genesis” (yes, I see the irony of my writer’s block!), you now have plenty of time to work on it.
For more information, and the submission guidelines, visit: http://www.abandonedpress.co.uk/competitions/