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WORD: As Jeffrey Archer launches ‘And Thereby Hangs a Tale,’ St. Martin’s runs short story contest
Writers, start your computers. St. Martin’s Press announced a short story contest that’s free for the public in conjunction with author Jeffrey Archer’s latest book of shorts "And Thereby Hangs a Tale." To mark the Archer’s latest work, St. Martin’s is sponsoring a writing competition in which authors can submit an original, unpublished short story of no more than 5,000 words for a chance at getting a publishing contract.

Archer will select one winner who will get a publishing contract with the Macmillan imprint. Entries will be judged for their originality, creativity and writing skill, with all three criteria given equal weight. Click here to enter by the contest deadline of Oct. 1, 2010.
Archer, a bestselling British author who St. Martin’s notes has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe, has written fifteen brand-new tales that showcase his talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.
The stories include faraway places and themes: from love on the streets of Dehli to a young man’s rendevous with a hotel receptionist in Italy, to a woman’s high heels in England.
And Thereby Hangs a Tale launches in hardcover, CD and eBook on September 14, 2010. Listen to an audio excerpt.
To find out more about St. Martin’s Press check out their website. Jeffrey Archer, who has penned 22 books over a polific career, has an author's website here.


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