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BBC National Short Story Award 2013 returns
14 December 2012
After a year spanning the globe for the finest international talent, the BBC National Short Story Award returns for 2013 to celebrate the very best in home-grown short fiction.
The Award, now in its eighth year, is one of the most prestigious for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000. The runner-up receives £3,000 and three further shortlisted authors £500 each.
Journalist and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup will chair the judging panel, joined by novelist and short story writer Mohsin Hamid, novelist and short story writer Peter Hobbs, screenwriter, novelist and short story writer Deborah Moggach, and BBC Radio Editor of Readings Di Speirs.
Submissions for the Award are now open, from publishers, agents and published authors from the UK; please pass this message onto colleagues and your authors. The closing date for entries is 10am on 11 March 2013. Read the terms and conditions and entry guidelines carefully and submit your story in a Word document, along with a completed entry form. The maximum length for the short story is 8,000 words.
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