Sunday, 13 May 2012


I had never heard of Labello Press before today. They are a short story press based in Ireland (Tipperary) and are doing an annual anthology of short fiction (first one out soon) and a memorial prize for the owner's father, called the Leonard A. Koval Memorial Prize. Details from their site:

Guidelines for entries
"Gem Street": The Second Collection 2013

Opening Date  - 1st July 2012
Closing Date  - 21st December 2012

Labello Press accepts short stories containing a maximum of 12,000 words for our annual anthology, "Gem Street." The theme is open but we do not accept Children's, YA or poetry.

Stories must be previously unpublished, electronically or in print.
Any entry submitted that does not follow this will be automatically disqualified.
We accept simultaneous submissions but please advise us immediately if your story is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Stories can be from anywhere in the world but must be written in English.

Please submit your story in standard Times New Roman -12 pt - single spacing and do not include any added embellishments.

On a separate cover sheet please include the following:

  • Your name
  • Full address
  • E-mail address
  • Contact number(s)
  • Story word count
  • PayPal reference number (if applicable)
  • Short but detailed bio (if your story is chosen this will be included in the anthology)
  • No links to Twitter, Facebook, Websites or blogs please

We have also added a postal option for submissions:
Labello Press c/o Unit 4C Gurtnafleur Business Park, Clonmel, County Tipperary. Ireland.
Include your entry fee in cash/postal order or enclose your paypal reference number.
Labello Press will hold first publication rights for six months after publication of "Gem Street" after which time all stories are free to enjoy new homes. Copyright remains with the author at all times.
Submissions are €
10.00 per story. All authors included in "Gem Street" will receive one of the Memorial Prizes as outlined on the Leonard A. Koval Memorial Prize page.

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