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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:28 pm 
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The largest award for a single short story in the world. £15,000 for the winning story, £3,000 for the runner-up and £500 for the three other shortlisted stories.

2008 BBC National Short Story Award
The 2008 BBC National Short Story Award was launched at Broadcasting House on Tuesday 13 November 2007.

Broadcaster Martha Kearney will chair the panel of judges for 2008, which also includes Alexander Linklater, one of the award’s founders (Prospect Magazine), Booker Prize winner Penelope Lively and Di Speirs (BBC Radio 4). The shortlist will be announced in June 2008, with the five stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4 each weekday before the winner is announced.

Entries for the award are now being accepted. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Tuesday 22 January 2008.
Read the press release (Microsoft Word .doc 43Kb) via link above
Download the entry form (Microsoft Word .doc 34Kb) via link above
Download the terms and conditions of entry via link above


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:47 am 
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This award always does a fantastic job of on the one hand claiming the short story is dying, and on the other ignoring the places such as Interzone and Postscripts that are publishing new short fiction in the UK. I got caught pointing this out on my blog last year by the eventual winner, Julian Gough, although he was very nice about it.

http://damiengwalter.wordpress.com/2007 ... ort-story/

I'll do a dance of joy if a story from Interzone gets shortlisted. Really, I will. Its about as likely as an SF novel being shortlisted for the Booker though so I think I'll be spared the embarrassment.

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Thanks Damien, perhaps Julian will send something to IZ one day. It was good of him to respond to your blog.

I haven't read the winning/shortlisted stories. Has anyone here done that? If so what did you think?


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