So much has happened since our last newsletter!
In April, we made all three competitions free to enter, instead of offering cash prizes. Publishers were very grateful as many have been struggling during the pandemic. Novel authors entering on their own behalf were happy too, because, let’s face it, incomes have been badly affected during lockdown.
But the biggest surprise was the response to our SHORT STORY and FLASH FICTION competitions.
We’ve had HUNDREDS of entries. It’s the first year we’ve run these two prizes, which follow the same ‘no violence to women’ criteria as Staunch Book Prize. We’re amazed to have received entries from all over the world. News of Staunch Book Prize has certainly travelled, gathering LOTS of followers and likes, and we have many of you to thank for that. Literally every continent is represented in our submissions. It’s no understatement to say we’ve been overwhelmed this year!