At the Baker Prize event evening, we gave you details of the Reading Room’s first anthology, to be launched later this year. The idea is to produce an item of high artistic value, something that readers will want to keep and collect each year for (hopefully) many years to come. We don’t want to put our names to a poor quality, flimsy ‘leaflet’ so, rest assured, it will be worth buying a copy and, more to the point, worth getting into.
The submission details appear below and we will be keeping everyone up to speed with how the whole project is coming along with regular bulletins. Linda and I have a meeting this evening and, following this, we’ll be in a position to let the writers already chosen by the judges for inclusion. With this in mind, we’ll get emails out to everyone in the next few days and add a post to that effect also. Sorry for the delay thus far, things have been hectic…
Anyway, for everyone champing at the bit, desperate to get an entry into us, the submission guidlines appear below.
(As well as the Baker Prize winners, we have also commissioned pieces by well
known, successful local writers and poets so your work, if selected, will be in
extremely good company.)
1) Submissions should be made via the ‘Contact’ button on this site or
directly via our email address.
2) Prose pieces at no more than 2500 words and poetry at no more than 50 lines
(both in either English or Gaelic) .
3) Open to authors residing in the Skye and Lochalsh areas only.
4) Theme to be ‘Island Life’.
5) Submissions should be in either Word or pdf format with a covering email giving
personal details. Please DO NOT include details other than its title on the submission itself.
6) Work should be previously unpublished
7) Closing date for submissions is 30th April 2013.
8) Submissions will be selected by Meg Bateman. Editor’s decision is final.
9) Copyright remains with the writer of the work.
10) No fees will be payable but each contributor will receive a complimentary anthology.
11) Planned launch date – end of November 2013 at the Reading Room monthly event.
Good luck and happy writing,
Richard and Linda.