With three different categories, cash prizes and more opportunities for publication, there's never been a better time to gain recognition for your talent and get published with Hammond House.
This entry form is for both members and non-members for all 2020 competitions. Please complete the form carefully to ensure your entry is placed in the correct category and the appropriate fee is paid.
Click here to see the Terms & Conditions and the Submission Guidelines.
Remember to tick the feedback option if you require feedback on your work from industry professionals.
If you intend to submit multiple entries you should consider becoming a member of Hammond House. Apply here You will receive your membership number within a few days, which qualifies you for 50% discount on entry fees.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting your entry you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.
All entries must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but stories must be withdrawn from this contest immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. The entry fee will not be refunded. (Note: If your story is posted on a personal blog, please remove it before submitting.)
Entries that fall outside the parameters of the set out in the submission guidelines will be disqualified. The entry fee will not be refunded.
Current and former employees of Hammond House Publishing and their family members are not eligible. Previous contest entrants, including winners, are free to submit.
Entrants agree to their submitted manuscripts being published and or performed as required by Hammond House publishing for a period of 12 months from the date of winners being announced.
All revenue from the sale of published work from competition entries will be retained by Hammond House Publishing Ltd to contribute to the cost of administrating the competition and other activities.
Copyright of all manuscripts submitted remains with the Author, who is free to publish their work elsewhere on the announcement of competition results unless their work is chosen for publication, in which case they are required not to publish elsewhere until 12 months after first being published by Hammond House Publication Ltd in which their work is included. This only applies to competition entries and does not include other work submitted by members for publication on the Hammond House site, for which the Author would receive any revenue due under the terms and conditions that apply at that time.
The competition is open to any and all participants regardless of age or location.
Entries must be made through the correct entry submission page on our website with the appropriate fee.
There is no restriction on the number of entries per applicant, but each entry must be submitted separately with the appropriate submission fee.
Short stories and poetry entries should be submitted in a Microsoft Word document format (.doc or .docx), with numbered pages and the story title on the first page. The judges would prefer 1.5 line spacing in Arial 12 font. Short stories should be 2000- 5000 words. Poems are not restricted but 40 lines or under is recommended.
Your name must NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript itself, as the contest is judged anonymously.
All entries must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but stories must be withdrawn from the contest immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. The entry fee will not be refunded. (Note: If your story is posted on a personal blog, please remove it before submitting.)
A tolerance of 10% is allowed on the stated parameters. for word count, line count, page count or run time.