The good people at the Willesden Herald are at it again. The 2009 short story comp opens on the 1st of September. In their characteristic open style, they are allowing writers to give feedback on their new set of rules, which include:
Entry fee: £3
Winners: Ten shortlisted, one winner and two equal runners up
Prizes: priceless mug plus £300 for winning entry and 2 x £150 for the runners-up
Judge: Richard Peabody
They guarantee to choose prizewinners - unlike before when they reserved the right not to choose a winner - from a shortlist of at least ten.
Ten stories will be published in their anthology which will have a London launch
They say: "What do you think? Let us know (info [at] newshortstories . com). There is still a little time for the new rules to be finalised and published before the opening date of 1 September 2009."
More here at he Herald's blog.