13/12/2018 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Short story prize: BBC National Short Story Award 2019

5f24e891-a910-414e-bea4-76d716b5e884

 

The prestigious award, which has a first prize of £15,000 for a single short story, is open for entries

Four shortlisted authors will each win £600, and all the winning stories are broadcast on Radio 4 and published in an anthology. The judges for the 2019 BBC National Short Story Award and the BBC Young Writers Award are Niki Bedi, Katie Thistleton, Daisy Johnson, Testament, Patrice Lawrence, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Cynan Jones.

Enter stories up to 8,000 words. To enter, writers must have a previous record of publication. Stories entered for the BBC NSSA must be original and unpublished, or first published or scheduled for publication after 1 January 2018.

The shortlist will be announced on BBC Radio 4's Front Row in September before the stories are broadcast.

The closing date to enter the BBC NSSA is 11 March.

For full details see the website.

 

Read an extract from Ingrid Persaud's The Sweet Sop, the winner of the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award.

 

 

 

 

News

13/12/2018 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Creative writing prizes: 2019 Manchester Writing Competition

The UK's biggest literary award for unpublished work offers £10,000 Fiction and Poetry Prizes ...


Poetry prize: Saltaire Festival Poetry Competition 2019

Poems are invited on the festival theme of Textiles, Technology and Time ...


Flash fiction prize: Grindstone Literary

The International Flash Fiction Prize is open until 28 June, with £500 for the winner ...


Humour writing contest: To Hull and Back Short Story Competition 2019

The writer of the winning story will not only win cash. Their face will be on the anthology cover, which be ...


Other News

Stormzy announces the winners of the first #Merky Books New Writers' Prize

Two new writers between 16 and 30 won publishing contracts with Penguin Random House imprint #Merky Books and ...


Share your writing success

All writing magazine subscribers can feature their writing success in our magazine ...


Creative writing competition: Subcultures and countercultures

Creative Mind writers group is inviting entries of short stories and poems for its annual anthology ...


Creative writing prizes: Mslexia Women's Fiction and Poetry competitions

Mslexia has launched its 2019 prizes for novel, short story, flash fiction, poetry and poetry pamphlets ...