Let your inner storyteller run as free and giddy as a rescue pup in the park. Tell us your true dog story and you could feature in the next book by award-winning Australian author and animal lover, Paddy O'Reilly.
Paddy, and the lovely people at Affirm Press, would love to feature your true dog story in the third edition of the popular ‘It Happened’ series - to be published later this year, with a percentage of the royalties going to support PetRescue.
It Happened Off the Leash will be a collection of funny stories, embarrassing stories, and heart-warming life-changing stories. And your fur kid could be among them, featured alongside celebrity dog owners Andy Griffiths, Phillip Adams and Sonya Hartnett.
Tell your true dog story from the heart. Tell it with humour. Tell it how it happened.
To be considered for publication, your story must be:
- A true story (no fictional pieces)
- No more than 400 words
- A dog story - adopted or other (no other types of pets)
- Your original work
- Given permission to submit if your story is about someone else’s dog
- Written avoiding details that could cause distress - no rescue stories featuring abuse, cruelty or neglect.
- Submitted with a good quality image of your dog (jpeg file no smaller than 1MB)
- Submitted with your name, email address and phone number
- Submitted before 12pm AEST on Monday 4th April (the online form will be closed thereafter)
- Submitted only via the link provided below (email, social media or postal submissions will discarded)
Please read the full Terms and Conditions of entry before submitting your story.
When your story is ready, please submit it online, here.
Best of luck getting your paws in print!