It is the aim and purpose of 2Impress to give as many new writers as possible an opportunity to be published.
To this end we will run writing competitions and create new anthologies, the books will be regularly registered with an ISBN. This means that the selected stories qualify the authors as 'published'
See competition page for details of the opportunities we are offering for writers to send in their work and try for inclusion in our new anthologies.
The first Anthology resulting from our 2012 competition - Telling Tales of Heroes - was published by 2Impress Editions and was presented at the Lomond Writers' Gathering award ceremony on 29th March 2012
It can be ordered from us and paid by cheque or paypal (see competition winners)
Writers please note that
- no comment will be offered on pieces sent to competitions (Critiques are available by separate arrangement - email us).
Entries must be the entrant's own work, pieces of fiction, previously unpublished; articles, true life tales, history or factual pieces are not acceptable.
(Please note that we are planning to deal with these too in the near future. Those interested might think about tales of ANIMALS LOVE and watch this space for more info).
Each competition entry should be accompanied by a completed entry form (see Competition Entry Form).
Winners and runners-up in each category will have their piece included in the Anthology.
Further opportunities - mixed writer anthologies on different themes will also offer a chance to see your work in print. The themes and conditions will be announced here as they arise.
Right now we are looking for entries on the theme RETURN TO THE ISLAND (see Competition page for details)
Jan 2013 NB We are sorry to say that our funding has been cut, therefore we are no longer able to print this anthology. Those
We are also organising an anthology The Caring Kind to promote awareness of the life of carers.
Writers will each retain your rights over their piece, including the right to present the piece to another publication after the competition is drawn and at least three months after publication of the relevant anthology, but will - even in the unlikely event of sales going into profit - receive no royalties or remuneration. Profits - if any - will go in part to allowing us to print another volume and a part to charity.
The first anthology, Telling Tales of Heroes, will donate part of its profits to Erskine Hospital's Heroes.
Writers can email 2Impress.email@example.com for more information.