Ideas Tap Short Story Competition

Are you a short-story writer looking for expert feedback?

Mardibooks are looking for short stories of between 1,200 and 5,000 words from IdeasTap members of all ages. Up to 12 submissions will be selected to receive one-to-one expert feedback from Mardibooks’ founders, writers Martin Godleman and Belinda Hunt. Stories selected for feedback will also be considered for entry into a Mardibooks short-story anthology, to be published as an ebook on Amazon at the end of 2013.

Belinda and Martin founded Mardibooks in 2011, to publish and promote writers with talent but no access to the closed publishing world. Mardibooks primarily give their time to writers, providing advice, editing, proof reading and preparing texts for publication as ebook and/or hard copy. They then manage the publishing and distribution, including advising writers on how best to promote themselves.

A Mardibooks short-story competition will be open twice a year on IdeasTap; the next one will open on Wednesday 28 August and close on Tuesday 26 November. Up to 12 writers will be offered feedback each time, totalling up to 24 over the whole of 2013.

Successful submissions will be original ideas, well devised, with an interesting story and developed characterization. Stories need to show an interesting use of language and considered and appropriate structural devices, and can be from any genre – e.g. thriller, horror, comedy, romance, historical, fiction/non-fiction – but the tone and construction needs to fit the purpose and the audience. Is it a page turner?

Download and read the Ts & Cs before submitting your short story.

This brief closes on Tuesday 28 May at 5pm, and is open to IdeasTap members of all ages. If you have any technical queries, visit the help centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.

Image by Maurice, used under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence.

Follow this brief to download the application form.

http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/0ab82ed7-f2e9-4c48-8127-a17400a7dd9f#Overview

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