This is not a competition but the rules for admission to the anthology of short stories must be followed.
All submissions must be written in English.
Any subject matter is acceptable, and your story must be between 3,000 and 5,000 words.
Go easy on the sex scenes, as references of a sexual or obscene nature that do not display literary merit or interest are unlikely to be accepted for inclusion in the book.
All submissions must include the name of the writer and email address, and the story submitted must be the original work of the person submitting (got that?).
In the case of an agent or similar third party submitting the agent must give the details of the person they are representing.
Authors are strongly advised to retain copies of their submissions.
The author retains copyright in every instance.
How to submit your story
Save the document in Microsoft Word or similar format and send it as an email attachment to the editor at info(at)strandpublishing(dot)co(dot)uk with the subject line labeled The Strand Book Of International Short Stories.
One final point – don’t attempt to contact the publisher by telephone, as only email submissions will be accepted.
For further information please visit www.strandpublishing.co.uk.