Sunday, April 11, 2010

BBC National Short Story Award

Such a big prize!!! wish i hadnt been such a greedy woman and already sent any story worth its salt out already. Have nothing to send, i don't write stories with competitions in mind - it would be the worst thing i could do to myself - the pressure would stop me in my tracks. Heres the details anyway...

BBC Short Story Award
The winning author of the BBC National Short Story Award will receive £15,000.
A runner-up will receive £3,000 and three further shortlisted authors, £500 each.

This year's award is open for submissions from publishers, agents and published authors from the UK aged 18 years or more. The story must not be more than 8,000 words in length.A shortlist will be announced in November with the five stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4 each weekday for a week before the winner is announced.

The five stories will also be published in a special anthology. BBC Radio 4 broadcasts short stories every week attracting more than a million listeners. Unsolicited stories and those not published by mainstream publishers make up at least 25 per cent of Radio 4's outputThe BBC said it hopes its award can serve as a reminder of the power of the short story in a literary environment dominated by the novel. Closing date for entries is June 18, 2010.For detail, see the website

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