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Short story prize: BBC National Short Story Award 2019

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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 Stories entered for the BBC NSSA must be original and unpublished, or first published or scheduled for publication after 1 January 2018.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.

 

 

 

 

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