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Master of the Inkpot Competition 2015

We will be accepting unsolicited submissions between May 5th and May 19th 2015.

(So you have the first May bank holiday to do some final finishing touches!).

We will gather all the brilliant stories that are sent to us during this period, and read and respond to all of them within 3 months (at which point a short list will be announced).

Every submission we receive in this period will be seriously considered for publication - this isn't just a competition - this is a chance for writers without agents to get their work into a publisher's hands. We are sorry to say that we will not be able to consider any unsolicited submissions sent before or after the dates listed above.

We cannot guarantee that we will publish any of the work we receive - DFB prides itself on only bringing the best books into the world and so we have very high standards that our ink pot competitors will need to meet (but we are very much hoping that we will be publishing something!).

We will select the top 5 submissions and feature a sample of their work and some information about the author on our website. They will also each receive a runner-up certificate.

We will select one overall winner, crowning them Master of the Inkpot 2015. The winner will be invited to meet the DFB team for an editorial meeting to discuss their work. (Note - as a tiny company we only meet with writers we want to publish so this means we think their work is pretty special!). They will also be featured on our website.

Watch this space for further information including guidelines, articles, advice and further details regarding the prizes.