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2013-2014 Rome Short Story Competition - stories should include Italian music

Since 2009 cordelia.net Books has hosted the Rome Short Story Competition - see below for the anthologies from the previous competitions. We're pleased to announce the 2013-2014 edition - the stories should feature Italian music. These are the entry details:

  • Entries should be between 1000 and 2000 words long
  • All entries must include Italian music in the story in some way
  • Entries must be emailed to books [at] cordelia.net by midnight Rome time on 31 Jul 2014
  • There are three prizes of Amazon gift certificates:
    First Prize: 100 Euro
    Second Prize: 50 Euro
    Third Prize: 25 Euro
  • There is a 5 Euro entry fee which must be paid through Paypal. Send 5 euro (or equivalent currency) through Paypal to books@cordelia.net and include the PayPal Transaction Number in your email submission.
  • Send your story in an Word or PDF document. Do not include your name or details on the story pages. Send a separate cover sheet with your name and contact.
  • The winners will be announced on this website on 15 Nov 2014
  • Only previously unpublished work should be submitted
  • By entering the competition the author gives cordelia.net Books permission to publish their story on the website
  • The author retains full rights to the story
  • Stories should not contain abusive or offensive language
  • The authors of previous winning and shortlisted entries will be invited to be the judges
  • The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the winning entries
  • Winners will be contacted by email and should claim their prize by 31 Dec 2014
If you have any queries please get in touch
 
Good luck and we look forward to receiving your entry!
 
Winners and shortlisted entries 2011-2012 Competition
Stories included Italian women
We had a greatly increased number of entries for the 2011-2012 competition which made choosing the winner's even tougher. A big thank you to all the entrants. The three winning and first four shortlisted stories have been published in an e-anthology and the results are below.
7 Stories About Italian Women
The winning and shortlisted stories from the cordelia.net Books 2010 Rome Short Story Competition. Stories featured Italian food.
Winners and shortlisted entries: Kindle: UK US
Winner
Family Secrets by Ilaria Mirabile
 
Second place
A Moment of Doubt by Wynn Wheldon
 
Third place
Jolanda by Kate Myers
 
Shortlisted Entries
The View Over Stockholm Bay by Rob Percival
In Deathly Embrace by Stephen Wade
The Lucia by Jim Friel
A Father's Legacy by Leone Cockburn
 
 
Winners and shortlisted entries 2010 Competition
Stories included Italian food
A big thank you to all the entrants - once again the standard was very high and the judges had a hard time reaching a decision. A big thank you to them also for their time and effort. The three winning and four first shortlisted entries have been published in an e-anthology "7 Food Stories from Rome".
7 Food Stories From Rome
The winning and shortlisted stories from the cordelia.net Books 2011-2012 Rome Short Story Competition. Stories featured Italian women.
The winners and shortlisted entries:Kindle: UK   US
Winner
Buffalo by Antje Papenburg
 
Second place
Cucina Povera by Denise Bayes
 
Third place
Awake by Susha Chandrasekhar
 
Shortlisted Entries
San Rocco by Catherine Simpson
Far From Home by Francesca Burgess
We ate her cakes by Tom Ryan
The Shaded Balcony by Joan Reed
 
Judges
Vanda Altarelli
Marleen Buelinckx
Helen Gillman
Kawinzi Muiu
James Shafland
Andrea Stoutland
 
 
Winners and shortlisted entries 2009 Competition
The stories included the city of Rome
 
Entries for the 2009 competition had to include Rome in the story. A big thank you to every one who entered. The standard was very high and the judges had a hard time reaching a decision. A big thank you to them for the time and effort. The three winning and four first shortlisted entries have been published in an e-anthology called "7 Stories From Rome" available as an ebook:
 
7 Stories From Rome
The winners and shortlisted entries of the cordelia.net Books 2009 Rome Short Story Competition.
The winners and shortlisted entries:Kindle: UK   US
Winner
Pieta by Carolyn O’Brien
 
Second place
House of Correction by Michael Marett Crosby
 
Third place
Francesca and Rita by Bronte Jackson
 
Shortlisted Entries
Smoke by Amy Shuckburgh
The Boy from Rome by Jessica Tuckwell
Una Nuova Vita by Jan Vivian
Don’t Tell Them You’re American by Elizabeth Farren
 
Judges
A big thank you to the following judges for their time and effort:
Helen Gillman
Christine Nace
Kate Newton
Michelle Snow
Andrea Stoutland
 
 
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