General Submission Rules

  1. Your submission signifies your acceptance of the submission rules.
  2. Submissions must be unpublished original work.
  3. Copyright remains with the author, however Raspberry & Vine reserves first Australian publishing rights in all forms for the winning entry for 12 months from the closing date.
  4. Winners and short listed authors will be notified by email and/or mail.
  5. Submissions must be in English.
  6. Submissions must be typed or printed in a Times style typeface, 12 point, double spaced, left justified, single sided, titled and numbered, on white A4 (or equivalent) paper, with a margin of at least 2.5cm.
  7. Author's name should not appear on manuscript pages.
  8. Do not fold, staple, pin or otherwise bind submissions.  A paper clip or spring clip is acceptable.
  9. Clear photocopies are acceptable.
  10. Judge’s decision is final.  No correspondence will be entered into.
  11. Entry fee is non-refundable.
  12. Submissions cannot be returned.
  13. For proof of delivery (optional), include a stamped self addressed envelope.  This will always be returned with the receipt date and R&V logo stamped on the back. If your envelope is returned without the stamp, contact us immediately.
  14. Electronic submissions not accepted.
  15. Post dated cheques are not accepted.
  16. Payment is by Cheque or Money Order only in Australian Dollars to Raspberry & Vine.


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   Last updated: January 17 2014