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5 Tips and Tricks for Submission to: The Lane of Unusual Traders – Stage 2 – 31 May (HT: @tinyowlworkshop)

Some tips from Tom Dullemond, my fellow-judge for The Lane of Unusual Traders Stage 2. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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I’ve just finished reading and judging (ie. slushing) the Flash Fiction component of the Lane of Unusual Traders Part 2. The Lane is a part of a large collaborative world building project managed by the excellent Tiny Owl Workshop crew, based in sunny Brisbane, Australia.

As part of reading through the submissions, I thought I would give some tips and observations to any potential submitters to the Short Story component of the submission window (due May 31, people). I’m judging for that too, so you probably should pay attention if you want a submitting edge.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about at all, check out the market listing link above, or go here to the ‘LoUT’ homepage for a quick introduction: http://thelaneofunusualtraders.com/

Finished? Keen to submit? Cool, then read on!

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The Lane of Unusual Traders

The Lane Link Check out this amazing world-building project by Brisbane publishers Tiny Owl Workshop. Writers and artists have provided a provided a map of the Lane, a prologue that explains something of the geopolitical reality of the city in which the Lane is located, and some images and ideas to spark your creativity. You are invited to bid for a shop in the Lane, by writing a flash fiction piece (by 31st July) or a short story (by 31st August) that brings your shop and its denizens to life. The publishers will select the best stories for a book, and may also produce them in charming and startling alternative formats.

I love good fantasy, and the Lane has really fired my imagination. Hope it fires yours too.

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