Deadline: February 15th, 2019
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

Belanger Books is teaming with The Junior Sherlockian Society to bring you the first anthology of Sherlock Holmes short stories for student readers. The anthology is titled The Irregular Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and will feature stories by student writers as well as professional authors. Net proceeds will go to the Beacon Society to help them expose more students to the original Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as well as newer stories about the great detective.

Requirements: All entries must be at least 1,000 words in length, follow Derrick Belanger’s 10 Rules for Writing a Sherlock Holmes pastiche (http://juniorsherlockian.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/10-Rules-for-Writing-a-Sherlockian-Pastiche.pdf), and be rated “PG” (i.e. suitable for a school library).

Authors retain the rights to their work.

Payment: Authors shall receive a paperback and electronic copy of the anthology for letting us use their work in The Irregular Adventures.

Due Date: All entries must be received by February 15th, 2019.

Please send entries to [email protected] or to [email protected]. Make sure to include your name (first and last), title of your story, story length, and attach your story as a word document. If you are a student also include your grade and name of your school.  Writers included in the anthology will be announced in March. All authors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology and will retain full rights to their stories. If you have questions please contact us at [email protected].

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About Stuart Conover

Stuart Conover is a father, husband, published author, blogger, geek, entrepreneur, horror fanatic, and runs a few websites including Horror Tree!

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