Opportunity For New Writers is a Page-Turner; Tonto Press Launches Short Story Anthology Contest in Bid to Uncover New Writing Talent

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UK publisher Tonto Press is launching a short story contest to find talented new writers from around the world. Selected authors will be published in the Tonto Short Stories anthology and invited to work with the publisher on future projects.

Up-and-coming authors are being offered the chance to be published as part of an exciting new publishing project.

UK publisher Tonto Press is launching a short story contest to find talented new writers from around the world. The best submitted stories will be published in the Tonto Short Stories anthology, available in bookstores from January.

The publisher will then seek to work with winning authors to develop full-length novels for publication.

Tonto Press was founded earlier this year by authors Paul Brown and Stuart Wheatman. The pair aim to give authors more opportunities and a fairer deal than traditional publishers.

"We know from experience how difficult it can be for new writers to get their work into print," says Paul. "As a result, there is a lot of undiscovered talent out there. We intend to find it."

"It is increasingly difficult for new writers to get noticed if they don’t have an agent or a track record in publishing," adds Stuart. "Tonto Press will develop talented new writing from people with a voice worth hearing."

The closing date for contest entries is October 31. There is no reading or entry fee. Further details can be found at http://www.tontopress.com.

About Tonto Press:

Tonto Press is an independent publishing concern based in the North East of England. Formed in 2005 by authors Paul Brown and Stuart Wheatman, Tonto aims to offer new writers more opportunities and a fairer deal than traditional publishers.

Tonto works with talented new writers with good marketable manuscripts to develop for publication. Tonto reads unsolicited manuscripts, offers opportunities to new authors, presents clear and jargon-free contracts, and pays fair royalties on all sales. Tonto recognises the importance of marketing and backs its books with targeted author-led publicity campaigns.

Tonto is not a vanity publisher. Books are published at Tonto's expense and no payment is sought from authors.

Tonto Press is named after the sidekick of the Lone Ranger, the popular Western character. Tonto was the son of a chief in the Potawatomi nation, and his name translates as 'Wild One' in his own language. He was played on television by Bogart/Sinatra Rat Pack member Jay Silverheels. Tonto's horse was a spotted palomino named Scout.

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