The first submission to what is planned as an ANNUAL EVENT has arrived at Esskaye Books headquarters and it's a good one!
There have been quite a few enquiries so I thought I would clarity these for you all. So, for want of a better phrase, here is the Competition F.A.Q.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?
Nothing. Zilch. Nada. Free. Esskaye Books is adamant that authors and artists should be paid, not charged, for their work.
YOU MENTIONED MONEY. HOW MUCH?
After much bartering over a calculator Esskaye Books can announce an up-front payment of £25 GBP. This will be paid via PayPal - if you don't have one, you will need one.
is that it?
No. In addition to the payment you will also have a FULL page to promote yourself. Be it an interview, a bio, or an advert to your website/social media.
Images are allowed (think PG-13 rated as a guide) and mentions of other book companies are fine too.
In addition a link to your website can be included on the Esskaye Books website.
how many words?
There is no strict word limit but aim for between 3000 and 5000 words.
SOUNDS GOOD. HOW DO I ENTER?
Send your story in .doc, .rtf, or .docx to email@example.com
No HTML or hidden formatting (basically don't copy from an online source) and keep the fonts sane (Arial or Times New Roman)
M. Leon Smith
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