Creative writing competition: BBC National Short Story Award 2021

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The Award is one of the most prestigious for a single short story

The BBCNSSA21 is being produced in partnership with Cambridge University, has a first prize of £15,000.

Four shortlisted authors each receive £600, and all five are published in a Comma Press anthology. This year’s chair of judges are James Runcie and Kate Thistleton.

The competition is open to UK writers with a prior record of publication in creative writing, ie a work or work of prose fiction, drama or poetry published by an established UK publisher in print or digitally, or published in print by a UK newspaper, magazine or journal, or broadcast by a UK national broadcaster.

Enter original short fiction up to 8,000 words. Stories may be unpublished, or first published/scheduled for publication after January 2020.

The closing date is 15 March.

For full details see the website.

 

 

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