Stories must be typed in English.
Pieces must be your own, original work and previously unpublished in any format.
Size 12 font, Times New Roman or similar easy-to-read font. Double-space your lines. Please do not double space after a full stop (period). No paragraph indents. Leave a line between paragraphs.
No colour or images please.
Please tell us your name, title of your story, and which call you are submitting to in the subject line of your email, for example: 'SUBMISSION - Stephen King - It - Step Into The Light'
Please submit your manuscript (as a .doc or .docx attachment) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep your cover letter SHORT.
Biography: Please include a 50-75 word short biography (written in the third person) in the body of your email. If you're new to writing and feel you don't have much to 'biog' about yet, don't worry, we can help you with this if you like - just ask in your email.
Multiple submissions: You may enter each submission call once. Send us your best work.
Simultaneous submissions: You may submit your work elsewhere while it is on submission to us - in fact, we actively encourage you to get your work out there to as many suitable places as you can - but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere as soon as possible.
Contact details: There is no need to give us your postal address on your manuscript - we respect your privacy. Please do provide at least one social media point of contact in your submission if you have one (Twitter is best for us). This is useful in case we have difficulty with spam filters etc. and can't get through to you by email to discuss your submission.
An automatic reply receipt email will be sent in response to your email from our email system. If you don't get this (fairly instant) reply, get in touch via Twitter and we'll chase up your submission. If you send in several stories in a small window of time, you'll receive only one automated reply from us.
Please do not respond to a rejection email.
We tend to wait until after the submission deadline to notify authors whether their work has been accepted or not, so please, hang tight, we will get back to you.
All payments/prizes will be made via PayPal.