Alfie Dog Fiction, which publishes my children’s story Losing Lucy, has just launched its first international short story competition. The winner will receive £200, plus the opportunity to have their own short story collection published by Alfie Dog Fiction. Entry is open to anyone over 18, writing in the English language. The closing date is 30th September, and all the details can be found on the website at http://alfiedog.com/competitions/
Is there an entry fee? Well, yes, but ingeniously the fee is the cost of downloading five short stories from the site. The five stories must be from different authors, and fees start at 39p, so it’s hardly steep. Even if you don’t win the competition, you’ll still have had the opportunity to read five new short stories, plus you’ll have a warm glow inside from the knowledge you’ve helped to boost the sales of a few struggling writers!
Of course, as one of those struggling writers myself, I’d be delighted if you entered the competition and in doing so, picked Losing Lucy as one of your five downloads! 😉