Counting down… to the #submission deadline for #RichardIII anthology of #shortstories

Counting down…
Just 4 days to go until the deadline for submissions to ‘Right Trusty and Well Beloved…’, the new anthology of short fiction and poetry inspired by King Richard III, to be sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK.
book and motes
I’ve really enjoyed reading the many fantastic submissions so far – enough to fill the book twice over. But do you know what? I’d love to have enough to fill it thrice over! Or… four times (whatever the word for that is?) Even though it will mean it’s even more difficult to make my final selection…😁
So if you’re still thinking about whether or not to submit a story or poem, why not make my life even harder by sending it to me before the deadline – 12 midnight BST Sunday 19 May – to
I’m looking forward to reading it! 🐗📚🖋
Full details for submissions as follows:
1 Submission is invited of pieces of short fiction (up to about 4,000 words), flash fiction (up to about 500 words) and poetry (up to about 40 lines) (in English only please) inspired by King Richard III. (Lengths are approximate and no minimum length is required. King Richard himself does not have to appear in the piece, but some connection is required. Pieces may be previously published or self-published, but you must own copyright and will be responsible for securing any necessary permissions if selected. Not-yet-published authors are positively encouraged to submit!)
2 Please submit your entries to Please either cut and paste the piece in the actual email, or attach as a Word document (ideally in 12 pt Times, double line spaced with indented paragraphs).
3 A donation to SAUK of minimum £2.50 is requested on submission (approx. US$3.50 / 3.00 euros). Details of how to donate will be included in a confirmation email. (Please be patient – I will confirm receipt as soon as possible, but it may take some time…)
4 Deadline for entries is 11.59 p.m. UK time on Sunday 19th May 2019.
5 The editor(s) will endeavour to make the selection of pieces to be included in the anthology, and notify the authors of the chosen entries, by the end of June.
6 Editing of the anthology will take place in July and August. This will entail normal copyediting, and also may include suggestions from the editor(s) for changes to be made. Prompt responses would be appreciated. Authors will be asked to submit a brief biography and details of any publications, social media, etc. for inclusion in the anthology. (See previous anthology for likely format.) All submissions must be finalized by 31st August for inclusion in the anthology. No changes will be allowed after that date (except for essential amendments during the proofreading stage during September-October.)
7 All authors will retain copyright of their contributions.
8 Publication will be on or around 1st November 2019.
9 All proceeds from sales of the anthology will be donated to SAUK. Author paperback copies will be made available to contributors (via Amazon KDP) at cost price (including postage) on the understanding that profits from any sales will be donated to SAUK. (Personal copies/gifts are of course outside this stipulation, although donations are of course always welcome!)
10 All contributors will be asked to help promote the anthology on social media or elsewhere. Invitations will be issued to take part in any online or ‘bricks and mortar’ launch that may be planned.
Details of the first anthology can be found at

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A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham
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