The Literature Longlist

Dog Horn Publishing can now announce the winner in the fiction category of the Dog Horn Award for Fiction.

CONGRATULATIONS to Robert Lamb. We will be working with Robert on his winning book proposal over the next few months and will publish it in 2011.

The decision was very close, and each of the shortlisted writers has been invited to continue working with us on their book projects. It is the aim of the Dog Horn Prize not only to reward excellence but to promote new writing and develop writers at a crucial stage in their careers. All the writers who took part in the competition had a clear drive and vision, and it is hoped we can help nurture the next generation of cutting edge writers through the prize.

The shortlist for the Dog Horn Award for Fiction was as follows:

AJ Kirby
Robert Lamb
Poppy Farr
Mark Wagstaff

Our longlist for the Dog Horn Award for Fiction, and the stories which got them to that initial stage, comprised:

'Come To Me, Lover!' - Scott Robert Dantzler
'Loosen My Grip' - Robert Lamb
'Stripshow' - Mark Wagstaff
'Static Presence' - Mark Wagstaff
'For Art's Sake' - A. J. Kirby
'In the Company of Crows' - Cris O'Connor
'The Arrival' - Poppy Farr

All the longlisted writers will have contributions in the anthology, which will appear in early 2011.


The winner for the Dog Horn Prize for Poetry is OZ HARDWICK. His collection of poems will be published by us in our 2011-12 schedule.

The shortlist for this year's Dog Horn Prize for Poetry was:

Oz Hardwick
Wendy Muzlanova
Fiona Ritchie Walker
KC Wilder

Our shortlisted entrants were selected from the following longlist of poets:

Celeste Goschen
Oz Hardwick
Maximilian T. Hawker
Emma Hopkins
Stephanie Lunn
Wendy Muzlanova
Fiona Ritchie Walker
KC Wilder

Over the coming months, Dog Horn Publishing will produce an anthology including work from all the longlisted poets. Shortlisted poets will get the chance to work with us on a poetry collection, with the winner's collection published in 2011-12.

The Rules

Dog Horn Publishing announces its first annual competition for cutting edge written and visual work, with awards in art, fiction and poetry. The competition is open from now until 1 April, 2010. The number of entries is uncapped, but recommend sending entries in earlier rather than later, as most entries are likely to come around the closing date.

Entries should be experimental, cross-genre or post-something in nature. We want you to challenge traditional forms and ask difficult questions. We want you to have fun and, to coin a cliche, think outside the box. In fact, we want you to take that box, cram it with Semtex and blow it to pieces.

The winner in each category will receive a publishing contract (subject to meeting editorial standards) for a book-length project of fiction, poetry, art or a combination of the three.

Here are the rules: all entrants must be at least 18 years old at the time of submission

# all entries must be sent by midnight (GMT) on 1 April 2010
# postal entries must be postmarked no later than 1 April 2010 to qualify
# all entries should be sent to, with the word 'Dog Horn Competition' and the title of your submission in the subject line
# all entries must be accompanied by the relevant fee, sent either to via PayPal or via cheque to the address below
# short stories cost £5 for the first entry (max. 5,000 words) or £7 (max. 5,001-10,000 words), with additional stories costing £4/£6, respectively
# poems cost £3 for the first entry (max. 40 lines) or £4 (41 lines+), with additional poems costing £2/£3, respectively
# art submissions cost £10 for the first entry, and £8 for additional entries
# cheques must be made in Pounds Sterling to Dog Horn Publishing
# postal entries must be submitted to: Dog Horn Publishing, 6 Athlone Terrace, Armley, Leeds, LS12 1UA, United Kingdom
# no responsibility can be taken for entries lost or damaged in the post
# a short bio should be included with entries
# if multiple entries are to be made, you should list your previous entries in your email/cover letter, and each entry should be on a separate sheet of paper OR included as a separate attachment
# all entries must include your name, address and contact details
# Dog Horn Publishing reserves the right to publish winning entries and any honorable mentions on the Dog Horn website and/or in a print anthology at a later date
# the judging team shall comprise the Dog Horn editorial staff and any interns employed by the company at the time of reading
# the judges' decision is final
# entry to this competition is considered acceptance of these rules
# winners' names will be posted to the Dog Horn website in April.

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