BBC National Short Story Award

Stories shortlisted for the National Short Story Award

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BBC National Short Story Award 2013

BBC National Short Story Award 2013

The BBC National Short Story Award 2013 is now closed to submissions. Mariella Frostrup will chair the judging panel for the Award, one of the most prestigious for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000, the runner-up £3,000 and three further shortlisted authors £500 each.

The judges are:

Mariella Frostrup, journalist, television presenter and arts critic

• Novelist and short story writer, Mohsin Hamid

• Arvon tutor, novelist and short story writer, Peter Hobbs

Deborah Moggach, screenwriter, novelist and short story writer

• Editor of Readings, BBC Radio, Di Speirs

The Award is was open for submissions from publishers, agents and published authors from the UK. The closing date for entries was 11 March 2013 at 10am.

The shortlist will be announced on Friday 20 September with each of the five stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4 the following week. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 8 October. As in previous years, the five stories will also be published in a special anthology and be available for free audio download.

For more information, including full terms and conditions, please visit Booktrust.

Winner of the BBC International Short Story Award 2012

The winner was Miroslav Penkov for his story 'East of the West'.


More details of the award and the full list of shortlisted stories and authors

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