Brighton Festival and Lulu.com are coming together to launch an exclusive short story writing competition based on the Brighton Festival 2017 theme of ‘Everyday Epic’.
Lulu and Brighton Festival are thrilled to be able to launch this competition with the prize offered for your story to be published into a short story anthology with four additional stories from members of the Storytelling Army and produced as a paperback book. Our own Gareth Howard has been asked to join the panel of judges and the Authoright team will be working on the winners' book, designing the cover for the anthology and supporting the book with a publicity campaign once it is published; ensuring the Everyday Epic stories reach as many readers as possible after the competition ends. Other judges include the Festival's Guest Director and renowned poet, Kate Tempest.
So what is the competition looking for? Everyday Epic looks at us as human beings, at what we do on a daily basis and celebrates those little achievements – whether it is that today I am sober, or I have managed to take my kids to school and I suffer from depression, or whether it’s my first day of paid work – it’s the chance to celebrate that and tell that story.
Four winning entries will be combined into a short story anthology with four additional stories from members of the Storytelling Army and produced as a paperback book and published.
The 4 winners will be announced on Wednesday the 24th of May 2017.
Submission Opening and Closing Date
The competition opens on Friday 31st March 2017 and all entries must be received electronically by midnight GMT 15TH MAY 2017.
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