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All entries must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but stories must be withdrawn from this contest immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.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.