Last Call & other short stories
From Swiss mountain ranges to small-town Canada, across urban and rural landscapes, local and faraway. These stories - of fictitious canines, portrayed in many different circumstances, as their 'jobs' dictate or their conditions demand - take the reader on countless memorable journeys that amazingly are also able to reflect that 'vast, often unfathomable melting-pot of human emotions and intentions'.
Celebrate this compelling variety of tales written by ten different authors who were selected as the best from a large number of submissions to the 2015 Ouen Press 'working dogs' short story competition.
With estimates of over 25% dog ownership in the English speaking countries, we estimate a significant target market for Canine Literature. This anthology features fictitious canines portrayed in many different roles - companion, hero, fighter, helper - from Swiss mountain ranges to small-town Canada, across urban and rural landscapes - providing the reader with a compelling variety of tales and countless memorable journeys.
Contributions in this anthology represent the shortlist from the 2015 Ouen Press Short Story Competition. We were delighted with the global reach of the competition as we promoted a worldwide submissions policy - which reflects our interest in talented writers regardless of geography. The publication includes contributions from authors based in Australia, Canada, England & Scotland.