Novellas, Short Stories and Flash Fiction
At Wundor we plan to champion interesting, unusual fiction in all of its forms. Brevity can be one of literature’s great virtues, and we do not believe in filling out short stories into novella form if they are supposed to be short stories, or lengthening a novella to try to make a novel, when the story suits the novella form just fine.
Whether you have a single piece of work, a collection of pieces or a brilliant novella on your hands, we would like to read it. The only stipulation is that the sum total word count of your submission should fall between 5,000 and 45,000 words.
The deadline is 28 February 2017 and winners will be announced at the end of March 2017.
We very much look forward to hearing from you.
The winner of our inaugural short fiction contest will receive £500.
The winner and two runners up will have their work published in full or an extract will be published on the Wundor website. Their work will be strongly considered for publication in print,
in which case a publishing contract will be offered.
The prize is open to anybody writing English, aged 18 or over.
Entrance fee is £10 per entry. Maximum of two entries per writer.
The competition is open to novellas, short stories or collections of short work.
The word-count limitations for individual works and collections are 5,000 to 45,000.
Scripts must be double-spaced and saved in Helvetica or Times New Roman, in font sizes 12-14.
Entries must be entirely your own work.
Entrants must own the copyright to their work and rights to publish it worldwide must be available.
You will retain the copyright to your work. By submitting your work you agree that should you finish as a winner or a runner-up, Wundor Editions will have the right to publish the winning manuscript in print or online and to distribute your work online, in print and in promotional materials. For longer works, the rights to publish the work in full online or in print will be subject to the agreement of a publishing contract, if Wundor Editions decides to make such an offer.
Entries must not have been previously published in print or online, including on personal blogs and social media.
Online submissions only. All submissions are to be made through our Submittable portal.
Email and postal submissions will not be accepted.
All submissions are final and no changes can be made once they have been submitted.
Entries will be judged by the Wundor Editions editors. All decisions are final.
Winning entries may be edited to prepare them for publication.
Any entries found to be in violation of submission rules will be disqualified.
Entrance fees will not be refunded.