21 January 2022
The winning author of the contest for single short stories will receive £15,000
The BBC National Short Story Award 2022 with Cambridge University invites entries of short stories up to 8,000 words. Writers entering the competition must have a record of prior publication in creative writing in the UK.
The first prize is £15,000 and four further shortlised writers will each win £600. The five winning stories will be published in an anthology. This year's judges are author Elizabeth Day and broadcaster Katie Thistleton.
Each author may enter one story. Stories may be entered by authors or their publisher or agent on their behalf. All entries must be either original and either unpublished, or scheduled for publication after January 2021.
Entry is free.
The closing date is 21 March.
For full details see the website.