Budding writers are being invited to submit their poetry and short stories for a new book celebrating Dorset.

“I am particularly keen to promote fresh, new talent so extend this invitation to anyone aged 16 and over,” says Tim Saunders, who has just published The Hampshire Collection.

Tim grew up in Dorset, living in Friar Waddon, near Upwey for over 20 years. He was educated at Dorchester Prep and Clayesmore in Iwerne Minster.

The challenge is that poetry needs to be 30 lines or under and stories must not exceed 1,000 words.

The deadline is July 28, 2022 with publication scheduled for late 2022/early 2023.

Email your entries to: tsaunderspubs@gmail.com

Separately, Tim is also working on a fundraising project for Ukraine. “Within the next few months I will be publishing a book celebrating freedom and hope with 100 per cent of the royalties going to the Sunflower of Peace Foundation (sunflowerofpeace.com.), a non-profit organization committed to helping Ukrainians affected by the Russian military invasion. For this I am looking for unpublished poetry (no more than 30 lines) and short stories (no more than 1,000 words) on the subjects of freedom and hope. The deadline is June 1.”

Email your entries to: tsaunderspubs@gmail.com

For more information visit: http://tasaunders.weebly.com/tim-saunders-publications.html