Saturday, 28 February 2009

First Edition Magazine

First Edition magazine is a new magazine, the first two issues have been published. I'll let the editors tell you about it. They can be found at

First Edition magazine is the home of new fiction by new writers. It encourages new writing talent to showcase their work and gives them the opportunity to have it published in the UK and across the World.
First Edition Magazine Subscription is just £30 per year - 12 issues for the price of 10! For more information on subscribing to First Edition Magazine, please visit our Buy Page.
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Published monthly, this high-quality 'coffee-break' magazine gives a wide range of exclusive writing talent from many different genres. There is no other magazine available in the market that is solely dedicated to unpublished and unsigned authors.
100+ Pages of unpublished works each month including
Short Stories
Serialisations of Complete Novels
Poetry and Prose
Along with fascinating features and articles such as:
Interviews and Biographies
Puzzles and Prizes
Reader's Reviews
Book Releases
Bestseller Charts

Whether you've written a short story, poem, complete novel, script, play or book review we want to hear from you. We run a monthly competition in each of these categories that is completely FREE to enter. Our team of judges will pick the best each month, and we will publish a selection of them in the next available issue of First Edition Magazine. There are cash prizes for the very best in each category. No matter which category, if chosen you can boast that your work has been published and read by tens of thousands of people, and you may even win some cash if you're the very best!
There is NO LIMIT to how much you can submit, or to how many categories. Categories we are looking for:
Short Stories
Serialisations of Complete Novels
Poetry and Prose
Plays and Scripts
Reader's Book Reviews
SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINESAll submissions should ideally be sent to First Edition in an easily editable digital format (such as basic text or Microsoft Word), and sent either by post on CD/DVD, or via email. We can also accept printed copies, though prefer digital formats. You must also fill in a short application form and declaration. Inclusion of a mini-biography and digital photograph would be beneficial.
Short Stories, Scripts and Plays should be between 500-3000 words. Whilst we will consider stories outside of these sizes, other stories will be our priority.
Poems and Poetry of all types should be no longer than 50 lines.
Complete Novels can be of any size over 40,000 words and, if chosen, will be serialised over several issues.
Book Reviews should be between 100-300 words.
Prizes and CompetitionOur judges will select their favourite from each of the following categories, and a cash prize will be awarded. The judges decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the entries, entrants or winners.
WHERE TO SENDSubmissions can be sent via post to: Submissions Department, First Edition Magazine, PO BOX 7110, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 9ER. Alternatively, submissions can be accepted via email to as long as the email contains all of the information included on the short application form and declaration.
Whilst submissions are accepted from anywhere in the World, they must be in English. Please note we cannot accept submissions without a completed short application form and declaration.
By submitting, authors agree for the work to appear in any future First Edition Magazine issues or compilations, but confer no other ownership of the work to First Edition Publishing.
Short application form and declaration - download from the website.
Best of luck!

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