BF2a-200h_k (3)Lulu are proud sponsors of Brighton Festival’s world premier the Storytelling Army and in celebration of this exciting event, Lulu and Brighton Festival are thrilled to be able to launch this competition with the prize offered for your story to be published into a short story anthology with four additional stories from members of the Storytelling Army and produced as a paperback book.

Everyday Epic looks at us as human beings, at what we do on a daily basis and celebrates those little achievements – whether it is that today I am sober, or I have managed to take my kids to school and I suffer from depression, or whether it’s my first day of paid work – whatever that Everyday Epic is, it’s the chance to celebrate that and tell that story.

Prize

Four winning entries will be combined into a short story anthology with four additional stories from members of the Storytelling Army and produced as a paperback book and published.

The 4 winners will be announced on Wednesday the 24th of May 2017. If the submission rate is high the judges reserve the right to announce the winners after the close of festival.

Submission Opening and Closing Date

The competition opens on Friday 31st March 2017 and all entries must be received electronically by midnight GMT 24th MAY 2017.

Terms and Conditions

  • Entry is free.
  • The competition is open to writers who are Sussex residents.
  • There is no obligation to purchase any Lulu.com product to enter this competition.
  • The theme of entries should be ‘Everyday Epic’.
  • Your entry must be no more than 4,000 words, no minimum word count.
  • The title does not count as part of the word count.
  • Only one entry per person is permitted.
  • Your entry must be previously unpublished.
  • You must be 18 years or over to participate.
  • By entering the competition you agree to be published if you are selected as a winner.
  • All entries must be typed and supplied electronically.  No hand-written entries will be accepted.
  • Your entry must be submitted electronically as a word or pdf document and the document must contain: your name, your address, your age, your e mail contact details, the title of your submission, the word count, your twitter handle (if relevant).
  • It is preferred that all entries are written in English, however we will accept a non-English entry providing an English translation is also submitted with it.
  • Once an entry has been submitted it cannot be withdrawn.
  • This prize is not transferable.
  • Entries cannot be returned so please keep a copy.
  • Late entries will not be considered.
  • It is not possible to confirm receipt of entry by phone or email.
  • We will only contact the entrants who have won.
  • Winners and extracts of their stories will be communicated via our website and social media pages.
  • If you do not hear from us your submission has been unsuccessful.
  • If you are successful, in entering the competition you agree to our publishing terms and conditions which can be viewed at http://www.lulu.com/about/legal
  • Copies of the anthology will be published and made available for sale. Lulu pays 80% net royalties (net is the amount left after retailer discount) which is the highest in the industry. As this is an anthology royalties are to be shared 50% to the Storytelling Army and 30% shared between the 4 non-Storytelling Army winners.
  • Final cover design is to be decided by Brighton Festival and nabokov.

Address for entries: 

  • All entries should be electronic and emailed to social_uk@lulu.com
  • Entries will only be accepted if submitted as an electronic version to the entry address provided.
  • If you are unable to email your entry then you can copy it onto a CD and post to the address below on condition that they are received by the closing date and only CD’s are sent. No CD’s can be returned and we take no responsibility for any lost in the post.
  • Address for CD submission: Lulu.com, Workshops 1 &2, Park Farm, Paulerspury, Towcester, Northants, NN12 7NG

Judging

The judges decision is final, judges are unable to comment on individual entries, judging is fair and unbiased and experienced readers assist in helping the judges select the winners. Profiles of the judges will be posted on this blog.

Marketing

  • Copyright of each entry remains with the author but in entering the competition the author agrees that Lulu.com, Brighton Festival and nabokov will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning pieces (including any shortlisted entries) in relevant promotional material in print or online.
  • Submission of an entry implies the winners give agreement to be photographed and will take part in any marketing and publicity opportunities (print, social, or as otherwise required in the promotion of the event and the anthology) connected with this competition carried about by Lulu.com, Brighton Festival or nabokov.
  • Lulu.com will hold your contact address in our systems to contact you with regard to any future writing competitions we feel may be of interest to you unless you contact us to opt out. If you do not wish us to contact you for future events and competitions please make this clear on your competition submission.

Submission of your entry implies acceptance of these competition terms and conditions.

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