For Books’ Sake and contemporary pulp publishers Pulp Press have teamed up to announce an exciting new project; a competition to find the best pulp fiction written by women.
Got a story with a heroine hell-bent on vengeance? A gang of girl gangsters, assassins or other deadly dames? If you’re a woman writing pulp fiction, we want to hear from you!
Winning entries will be featured in an anthology of short stories published by Pulp Press later this year, featured on For Books’ Sake, and invited to read their stories at the launch party.
Want to be in with a chance to win? All you need to do is send your pulp fiction short story to us by midnight on Monday 15th August 2011 following the instructions below.
Pulp fiction has a long and rich tradition, from the escapist ‘penny dreadful’ pocketbooks featuring trashy tales of violence, crime, sleaze and delinquency that were so popular in the post-war 1950s to the present day.
Want some inspiration before you start scribbling? Head over to the Pulp Press website to peruse their catalogue and maybe buy a book or two to get you in the mood!
Entry fee is £5 per story, or three stories for £10. Click the button below to make a payment via PayPal. Once this has been paid, stories must be attached to an email and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Monday 15th August 2011 quoting the PayPal receipt number.
Terms and conditions:
1. The competition is open to all self-identifying women writers based in the UK (if you live further afield, sorry, you’re not eligible this time, but please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or join our mailing list so we can keep you posted of other competitions you can enter in the future). Both cisgender and transgender women are welcome.
2. Submissions must be the writer’s own work, previously unpublished, no longer than 5,000 words in double-spaced 12pt font and submitted in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format via the method outlined above before midnight on Monday 15th August 2011.
3. Shortlisted entrants will be notified by email by Monday 22nd August 2011. The judges’ decision is final. Shortlisted authors will be asked for a short biography for inclusion in the anthology, and minor edits to their stories may be requested.
4. Authors retain all rights to their work, however we do request that entrants refrain from publishing submitted stories elsewhere during the submissions period, and shortlisted entrants will be required to refrain from publishing stories selected for publication in the For Books’ Sake & Pulp Press anthology for a reasonable period thereafter.