TheÂ Edge Hill Short Story Competition isÂ in its third year and, according to their website, “is the UK’s only literary award that recognises a published collection of short stories” (I suppose the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection doesn’t count). “It has attracted entries from a number of distinguished writers and newcomers all competing for the winning title. This year’s event, which also celebrates the University’s 125th anniversary celebrations, has seen submissions fromÂ Robert Shearman, writer for the Doctor Who TV series and who has recently been nominated for this year’s Shirley Jackson award, Jeremy Dyson, co-creator of The League of Gentlemen, and famous novelist and comedian A.L Kennedy. Full details of the Award, and the complete list of nominees, can be found on the Edge Hill website.”
Also on the list of nominated works: Ultrameta by Douglas Thompson, a frequent contributor to our own publications, Dark Horizons and New Horizons.