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You’d be barking mad not to attempt this …
A free-to-enter short story competition is being run by Ouen Press (that’s pronounced W-On).
Deadline 15 July 2015
Working Dogs Short Story Competition
First prize £300
2 x Runners up £100 each
Highly Commended entries recognised
Entries by email only.
Word-count – ‘no less than 2000 words and no more than 8000 words excluding the title and word-count.’
The full rules are in the website:
Here is an extract:
‘The subject matter of the short story must be fictional, involving a dog or dogs in any ‘working’ situation, at any time or in any place… For the purposes of this competition the term ‘working’ will be viewed by the judges in the widest possible sense related to the setting or context of the dog’s activity or activities in the story submitted.
‘Entrants must be over the age of 18 at the closing date for entries.‘Authors may be of any nationality living in any country.
‘Only one entry per author.
‘Submissions must be original, completely the author’s own work and must not have been published in any format previously. The submitted short story must not have been awarded any prizes or commendations. No third party shall have been granted any licence or other rights to the submitted short story.’