Launch of a new vehicle for the short story
Leaf is an A6 book that is small enough to fit into a pocket. Each Leaf
contains one complete high quality short story or short piece of non-fiction
written by established and new writers. The books have a
colourful, simple design and are to be colour-coded by genre. Each story is
approximately 4000 words long, so that it may be read in one sitting. The
special aspect of Leaf is that it is just one short story, the only
publication of its kind. It will be available in coffee shops, cafes, train
stations, hotel lobbies, hairdressers or anywhere people
are waiting, lingering, taking a break.
Leaf Books short story and non-fiction competition is for new short fiction
and non-fiction between 4000 and 5000 words. First prize £200 and
publication as a Leaf Book. Runners up £50 and publication. Entry fee £5,
cheques payable to Leaf. Label work by genre and include all
contact details including email. Entry forms on website,
www.leafbooks.co.uk or SAE to Leaf, GTi, Valleys Innovation Centre,
Navigation Park, Abercynon, CF45 4SN.
Closing date 31 August.