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The BBC National Short Story Award 2022


Closing date: 
21 March 2022
British nationals and UK residents, aged 18 years or over. No entry fee
Winner £15,000 plus 4 shortlisted authors £600

The BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University (NSSA) and BBC Young Writers' Award with Cambridge University (YWA) opened for submissions at 9am on Thursday 13th January 2022.The BBC National Short Story Award is one of the most prestigious for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000, and four further shortlisted authors £600 each.  Read more

'Don't make it up any more'

24 January 2022

‘There's a whole debate about... whether we're just constrained to write about ourselves.  Read more

'It never occurred to me to write something people want to read.'

10 January 2022 - What's new

January 2022
  • ‘If there is anything I believe to be foundational to the business of writing then it is this: writing is work. To frame it in this way is to acknowledge that good writing doesn't come out, fully formed, at two in the morning; and nor does it require anything extraordinary in the way of genius or education, although of course it's possible to have an aptitude for it, and reading helps.
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