21 February 2018
The only UK-based award for excellence in a sngle-author short story collection has a £10,000 prize
The only UK-based award for excellence in a single-author short story collection has a £10,000 prize
The Edge Hill Short Story Prize from Edge Hill University is now in its 12th year. The Prize was founded in 2006 by the world's first Professor of Short Fiction, Ailsa Cox. From this year, the Prize will be overseen by creative writing lecturer and award-winning playwright Billy Cowan.
In addition to the £10,000 first prize, there is a Reader's Choice award of £1,000 to a writer on the shortlist. There is a special category for stories by Edge Hill University students on the Creative Writing MA, which has a £500 prize.
Short story collections to be entered in the Edge Hill Prize must have been published during 2017, and should be submitted by publishers.
The closing date is 23 March.
For full details, see the website.
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