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Steve Jensen (Stevej)
Username: Stevej

Registered: 07-2009
Posted From: 82.0.77.233
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:01 pm:   

First prize: 25,000. Open only to published authors (sadly). Judges include A.S. Byatt & Nick Hornby.

Full details:
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article6 817172.ece

Quite a few RCMB members are published authors (unlike me), so I thought I'd give you guys a heads-up about this competition. :-)
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 213.158.199.142
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:11 pm:   

What does published writers mean? Does any of the stories I have in the Small Press count?
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Steve Jensen (Stevej)
Username: Stevej

Registered: 07-2009
Posted From: 82.0.77.233
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:26 pm:   

I would think so, chief. :-)

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The authors must have been previously published in the UK or Ireland. Entrants must submit seven copies of one short story (maximum length 7,000 words). Manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced and the word count should be detailed on the entry. The author must include a list of his or her most recently published work including the publisher, date of publication and ISBN or ISSN.
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
Username: Mark_lynch

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.171.129.73
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:29 pm:   

ISBN or ISSN is usually the marker in such cases. Is there no entry form and further details? I just looked but couldn't open the link.
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
Username: Mark_lynch

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.171.129.73
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:30 pm:   

Ah. Beaten to it by Sir Steve!
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Weber_gregston (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 194.176.105.47
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:30 pm:   

That's because the link can only be opened by respected published authors...
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 213.158.199.142
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:31 pm:   

Steve - yes, I read that part. Does that mean that ISBN does some sort of validity check?
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
Username: Mark_lynch

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.171.129.73
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:32 pm:   

No one's in with a hope here, then!
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 213.158.199.142
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:33 pm:   

I can just imagine Julian Barnes saying, "This Frank Duffy, he's not bad for somebody who writes in crayon."
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Steve Jensen (Stevej)
Username: Stevej

Registered: 07-2009
Posted From: 82.0.77.233
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:34 pm:   

They're making it as difficult as possible for lesser-known authors to win...or even enter.

I can't stand PDF's...especially entry form PDF's.
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 213.158.199.142
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:48 pm:   

Ah, well. My story ,'The Man Who Ate Baslidon' will have to find a more reputable outlet.
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Steve Jensen (Stevej)
Username: Stevej

Registered: 07-2009
Posted From: 82.0.77.233
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:50 pm:   

Was that story co-written with Basli Brush, mate?
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 213.219.8.243
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:50 pm:   

Should I send them my new story, "Hour of the Cunt"?
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 213.158.199.142
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:54 pm:   

Steve - no, it was co-written with Weber and Craig. You'll know which parts because they're the shit parts.



Zed - 'Hour of the Cunt'...with a title like that, and if it really did exist, I think it'd go down a storm if you added Germaine Greer to the judging panel

Actually, knowing you, it probably is a story.
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Chris_morris (Chris_morris)
Username: Chris_morris

Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 12.165.240.116
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 06:36 pm:   

Why not "Cunt of the Hour"? Or is that what they call the writer who wins the award?
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 213.158.199.142
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 07:04 pm:   

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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.26.90.161
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 07:22 pm:   

No biographical stories will be considered, Zed. Read the guidelines properly. So you'll just have to send your affectionate portrait of my last fleeting visit to your house somewhere else.
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 213.158.199.142
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 07:36 pm:   

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