Having recently discovered the publishing bug I have decided to run a short story competition based around the Museum.
The competition has been advertised to Friends first and is now open to others via the museum blog and Facebook page.
Rules are as follows:
Theme - it must be a fictional account of anything to do with the Museum and the opening line must be ’Mother told me not to come….. ‘
Word Count - 500 to 1,000 words and word count should be shown at top of first page. Any piece which exceeds the word count will automatically be disqualified.
Deadline - June 30th 2012, entries received after this date will not be considered.
Submission - send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to The Museum of Witchcraft, The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD.
Entrant’s name, email address, phone number and submission title should be contained in body of email or covering letter and the submission attached. Do not put your name on the submission as it will be judged anonymously.
Font - Times New Roman or Arial 12.
Charge - free to enter.
Copyright - Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but the Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft has unrestricted rights to publish the winning entry in the friends of the Museum of Witchcraft newsletter, Museum website or any future Museum related publication.
Judging - The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Winning Entry - will be published in the August Friends’ newsletter and online on the Museum of Witchcraft blog. The winner will also receive a paperback copy of The Museum of Witchcraft~A Magical History.
So get your creative witch’s hats on and get writing. Remember this is fiction we want! I know there is a lot of talent out there and who knows we may be able to get enough material for an anthology of witchy writings.