A short story competition run by a British equestrian publisher is aiming to find the next Jilly Cooper or Dick Francis.
The competition, a joint venture between Lavender and White and equestrian blogging network Haynet, is seeking short stories of about 6000 words on any topic – as long as it has an equestrian theme. “Maybe a crime novel set in the horse world or perhaps a fantasy novel or an equestrian Harry Potter?” organisers say.
“This could be the start of a new chapter in your life writing fiction in the equestrian world.”
The winning story will have their story published as an e-book available for sale, with 80% of the profits going to equine charity.”
The competition is running for three months, giving writers time to pen, edit and proof read their equine stories.
Closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday, August 11.
The best stories will be put forward to the judges who will be responsible for compiling a shortlist of five. The winning story will be chosen and two runners up selected.
Lavender & White Equestrian Publishing have a wealth of publishing knowledge and experience in equestrian journalism spanning decades. Haynet is a well known equestrian blogging network with members from all over the world writing about their lives with horses.