Allen Ashley is an author, editor, poet, critic and writing tutor as well as a long-standing, active member of the BFS. Allen is a regular contributor to The BFS Journal and attendee at FantasyCon. Allen won the BFS award for Best Anthology in 2006 as editor of The Elastic Book Of Numbers (Elastic Press).
Allen says: â€œJudging a competition is something I have wanted to add to my accomplishments for a long time, so Iâ€™m really pleased to be given this opportunity. Iâ€™m sure itâ€™s going to be a tough decision to choose the eventual winners as I know that the standard is always very high. Thereâ€™s just me judging – no filtering committee or anything like that. Also, this year itâ€™s not anonymous as that was felt to be an unnecessary complication. Word limit is 5000 words and all the usual rules apply. Submission window opens on 1 March 2012 and closes on 30 June 2012.â€
Entry is free for BFS members and just Â£5 per entry for non-members. Further details and full submission guidelines HERE
For enquiries please email Allen on firstname.lastname@example.org