Some people have been enquiring about the number of entries allowed. It is still one per author. The rule text for that got lost somehow but it has been restored.
The rules are the same as in previous years except that I've clarified the permission for excerpts from short-listed stories to be read at an event and permission for the Kindle version of the anthology. We took those as read in previous years but I thought it would be wise to spell them out.
The number of copies of the book to short-listed authors will be five again this year. It used to be only two. The prizes are the same.
I have horse-whipped the potter responsible for botched printing on the last priceless Willesden Herald mug and it should be back to our usual Byzantine standard this time.