A few basic pointers for the contest submissions:
- Please mention in the subject line of your email which contest you're submitting your entry for.
- Your submission should have a nexus with the contest prompt/topic. For example, a treatise on one hundred and forty three types of tobacco ash does not count as an entry for a story-writing contest. We'll publish your treatise gladly, but it won't count as a contest entry.
- Ditto for art-work. For the contest, a nexus is required. (There's a reason we give a topic, yes?) We'd love to publish any art you've made for Sherlock, but it counts as a contest-entry only if it is in tandem with the prescribed topic.
- Entries for the Five Orange Pips Contest must have all five pips - i.e., you have to submit your solution to all five puzzles. Giving us the solution to one or two puzzles out of five does not count as a solution, even if you're right. You're a "Pucca Holmesian" only if you solve all five correctly.
Looking forward to many, many submissions.
Do feel free to contact us if you have any questions.