Update - Covid
Due to covid we are recommending that even those of you who prefer to send a hard copy also submit an electronic copy. This does not have to be an ebook it could be your final Word version. This will greatly help us.
If possible, when making your payment please include the title of your book. PayPal should have a box "Instructions to seller" where you can type this. If not, don't worry just let us know if you're paying under a different name.
Ebooks are accepted if there is no print version available or if there are difficulties with us receiving your print version.
Entering Both ebook and Book
That's great. It gives us some choices here! Just be sure to read everything on this page. Only one entry fee needed to enter both versions.
Sending direct from a book store
This is proving to be problematic for Amazon and we currently don't recommend this method. However, you can try it if you wish but please select the slowest delivery possible in the hopes they will use Royal Mail but this is not guaranteed. You can also try online stores like Waterstones.
If sending from Amazon please note the following:
Add the following information to the address:
City - Birmingham
County - West Midlands
Make sure the post code has a gap in the middle.
Please contact us for a phone number if it insists on having one. Please note this is not a manned phone line.
You must select the slowest delivery option available to help avoid your book being sending sent via a courier (it needs to be sent via Royal Mail). Although we cannot guarantee this and if it is sent via a courier this will cause problems and/or delays. Potentially not being delivered to us at all.
Please DO NOT send us any marketing material or press releases with your entry.
Now you're all set to go! Sit back, have a coffee and relax. The rest is all happening this end with our readers and judges debating the entries.