11 November, 2010

Writing opportunity


Background It is time – BK Publishing is calling all aspiring writers to submit short stories for Metz and Bop on the Trail of the Lost Tales, the second book in the Metz and Bop series.

The publishers are motivated and passionate about creating book awareness and developing alluring, enchanting and affordable reading material for a wider South African audience.

Metz and Bop on the Trail of the Lost Tales will be published in 2011, following the great success of Metz and Bop and the Big Library Theft, published in 2010. The second book will, like the first book, consist of ten short stories and a poem. The book is aimed specifically at children between the ages of 10 and 13 in South Africa. These stories must be original, exciting, contemporary and mould breaking and will appeal to modern children. BK Publishing is looking for any stories that will encourage children to read and develop a love for books.


Each story must be in English and can be three to four pages (1000-1200 words).
Each story should immediately begin with action.
Target age group: 10-13 years old.
Please use Metz and Bop and the Big Library Theft as reference material or visit www.alookaway.co.za/metz

NB: All stories must have a South African “flavour”.

You can choose from the following genres
Diaries and Journals
Fable, Fairytale, Folklore
Crime fiction
Detective fiction
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Historical romance
Saga, Family Saga
Science fiction
Conspiracy fiction
Spy fiction

Feel free to submit more than one story from any kind of genre. Stories don’t necessarily have to be from a specific genre as anything new and special will also be considered.

Each story will be edited into additional language English to suit the targeted age group.

Payment will be negotiated with the author before a contract has been signed.

Please send stories electronically in Microsoft Word format with 1.5 line spacing before 10 January 2011 to the following address: andrea@alookaway.co.za.

Thank you for participating in this exciting project!

For any questions feel free to contact Andrea at 012 342 4118 / andrea@alookaway.co.za

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