We were on the lookout for stories that captured the diversity of London’s East End. Stories had to be a work of fiction and in true Cockney style, mention the Bow Bells. All entries had to be original and unpublished (in print, digitally, or on the web), and they had to in some way include at least one of these elements:
Shortlisted entries will become part of an anthology that is published by us next year. While we didn't offer a monetary prize as such, entry was free and authors of winning entries will be credited for their stories. They will also receive a published copy of the book to keep.
No royalties will be paid to the writers, and ten percent (10%) will be donated to a UK charity. As for the remaining ninety percent (90%), being our first ever writing contest we aim to break even when we produce the volume. Many writing contests charge an entry fee, however we will be assuming the risk in terms of production etc, and give budding authors something they can be proud of.
The charity we will be supporting is OXFAM.
Only original and unpublished work will be accepted. Stories must not have been distributed
in any form elsewhere, at any time.
All works that have appeared in print or on the Internet, including self-published works, as well as works that have been broadcast or delivered in front of a public audience, are considered previously published and are therefore not eligible for the competition.
Entrants warrant that stories entered into this competition have not been previously or currently entered into any other competition elsewhere in the world.
You must be 18 years of age or older to enter the contest.
Entrants warrant they have created the entry they are
submitting and that they own all rights to it. Entrants will indemnify and hold
Brick Lane Publishing harmless from and against any and all loss, damage, costs
and other expense arising out of claims, whatever their nature, resulting
directly or indirectly from breach of this warranty.
We at Brick Lane Publishing will judge entries on the basis of the author's
use of language, originality of subject, writing style and merit. All decisions are final.
Publication of the shortlisted works with a copy of the book supplied to each winner.
Visibility provided by Brick Lane Publishing to winners and their work on one or more of its platforms.
Participants maintain ownership of their works, although rights to reproduce and distribute them to the public are restricted by the licenses granted to Brick Lane Publishing, according to these rules.
Prizes shall be accepted as is, and may not be exchanged or transferred. No substitutions shall be allowed.
For further details please see our General Terms & Conditions.