Is there a book you’ve been trying to track down elusively only to find that it is not in print anymore? A book you fondly remember from years ago, or perhaps a bygone gem that everyone else seemed to read and love but slipped from your grasp? Do not fret any longer, as you now have the chance to see a forgotten classic put back onto the shelves: and not only that, but your very own words can sit along side that of the author’s.
To mark their ten year anniversary, Hesperus Press is seeking the help of readers everywhere to uncover and rediscover an out-of-print classic that will be published by them this September. All that is needed to accompany suggestions is an introduction to your touted book, which must be no more than 500 words, explaining just what it is that makes it so special and worthy of republication to be enjoyed by a wider audience. The winning entry will have their written introduction appear as a foreword to the book when it is republished by Hesperus.
The deadline for entries is Friday 1st June 2012, so get choosing, thinking and writing! Entries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or left in the comments section of this post by Wayne Gooderham on the Guardian Books blog. For more information about the Uncover A Classic competition, visit the Hesperus Press website.