The competition is inspired by the work of Claret Press author Sarah Gray, who has Motor Neurone disease. Her short story collection Half Life deals with aspects of physical and mental illness in innovative and original ways…The Judges will be looking for similarly engaging and novel stories of no more than 5,000 words inspired by these issues. Stories can be written from any perspective and in any format. This can include murder mystery, thriller, romance, post-modern, horror, etc.
Submissions will be accepted from March 5, 2018 to June 15, 2018. Entry fees: £6 per story submitted, payable via credit card, cheque, or bank transfer.
Please read competition rules (see Terms and Conditions) carefully before submission.
There will be three prizes of £250, £150 and £50 respectively. Claret Press will publish these and all short-listed finalist in a new collection.