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Dreams for Lammas
Submissions: Terms and Conditions 

What you need to know

  • Submission is open to writers who live, work or study in Buckinghamshire (including Milton Keynes), Bedfordshire or Northamptonshire

  • All entries must be written in English. Work should be original and not previously published

  • Stories and poems must reflect the theme: Dreams for Lammas. You are free to interpret that as creatively as you wish

  • Flash fiction must be no more than 500 words. There is no minimum word limit. Any genre is acceptable, e.g. mystery, romance, science fiction, history

  • Poems must be no more than 40 lines. All types of poem are welcome: free verse, rhyming, haiku, sonnet, etc. You can submit a maximum of three poems, which should be in a single document

  • You may submit both flash fiction and poetry categories If you wish

  • Entries should be submitted in Microsoft Word, RTF or Plain Text as an attachment to an email

  • All work should be typed in Arial size 12 font and should include a word or line count

  • Writers should not include their name on any part of the attachment as entries will be judged anonymously

  • We aim to select the best submissions for their writers to read  online on 1 August 2024, and to publish in a downloadable ebook (PDF format). Writers may be invited to participate in other MK Lit Fest events.

  • Please do not submit material that would not receive a cinematic rating of 15 or less (i.e. no 18 / R-rated submissions)

  • Judges cannot correspond with entrants or give feedback on submissions


What you need to do

  • All entries should be submitted as an attachment to an email and sent to

  • Please type Dreams for Lammas Submission in the email subject line and specify which of the categories you are entering. If you wish to submit in more than one category, please put your submissions in separate documents and submit them together in one email

  • Please include the following details in the body of your email: 

    • Your full name

    • Your pen name (if different)

    • Your age 

    • Your ethnicity

    • Title(s) of pieces

    • Email address/phone number  

    • Address including postcode (your home, workplace or educational institution, depending on how you meet the eligibility criteria)


Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2024

Winners will be notified by: 22 July 2024

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