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BBC National Short Story Award
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This is an annual award set up to honour the UK?s finest writers of short stories. It is open to previously published (fiction, not non-fiction) UK nationals or residents. Entries can be stories previously published in 2007, or unpublished.


The Award is ?15,000, the largest in the world for a single story; one runner-up will received ?3,000. The shortlist of five stories will be announced in May 2008, and will be broadcast on Radio 4. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in June.


For full details of eligibility and how to submit, download from or


The 2007 winner was Julian Gough for his story ?The Orphan and the Mob?. You can read this and the four shortlisted stories in The National Short Story Prize, published by Atlantic Books; the 2006 winners can be read on (for free).


The BBC National Short Story Award is part of a wider campaign to build the profile, prestige and presence of the short story in our culture. Visit the website to read more about the campaign, see who?s behind it and how to get involved; they?re also looking for suggestions on how to help the short story to thrive . . .