It’s not me asking that question, it’s the Mail on Sunday, who are running a short story competition in conjunction with Black Lace Books.
It’s free to enter, the deadline is 31st October and you have to be over 18 and a resident of the UK or Eire.
The winning entry (which must be ‘approximately 4,000 words’) will be published by Black Lace as part of a forthcoming eBook collection. That seems to be the only ‘prize’ but it would be good for your profile and if you have ambitions to be an ‘erotic writer’ then it could be just the stepping-stone you need.
As I haven’t even read Fifty Shades I’ll probably be giving this one a miss. Not because I’m a prude, just because I don’t understand what they’re looking for – and that’s going to be pretty important in a competition like this.
There are more details, writing tips and the address for entries (which can be sent by post or email), here.
P.S: Changing the subject completely, I was amazed to see that Aussie writer and blogger, Diane Fordham currently has 105 stories ‘out’ there (ie: submitted to magazines and under consideration).
It makes my measly EIGHT (plus 15 competition entries) seem completely pathetic. What am I doing?! What are your ‘numbers’? Do they come anywhere near Diane’s? (and do they have more hours in the day in Australia..?)