Submissions are open until 7 July 2017.
We are inviting short stories of between 2,000 and 6,000 words in length. Exceptional work that falls outside this range may also be considered.
All entries must be the author's own work and should not have been published anywhere, in print or online. The stories must have a Cornish setting and the author must be Cornish or resident in Cornwall. Stories for children are not suitable for this publication.
Within these guidelines, we would encourage you to make full use of your creative freedom and embrace a wide range of subject matters, literary styles and genres (literary fiction, crime fiction, historical fiction, sci-fi etc.) We are simply looking for the very best new writing.
The Collection will be divided into four thematic sections and you may or may not wish to make use of these as a prompt for your own writing:
Sailors' Knots - the high seas and all things maritime
The Heart of the Storm - love and death
Enchantment - magic, hauntings and concealment
Cornishware - domestics
These themes are provided for inspiration only. We positively encourage any writing that is truly your own. All that we ask for is that there should be a Cornish connection.