- The award closes at midnight BST, Monday 25th April, 2016
To remind you – 1st prize, £1000, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Local prize £50, Acorn award for unpublished writers, £50. Our short list judge is BBC Radio 4 producer Mair Bosworth. Entry fee £8 via paypal or any card online. Postal entries also accepted.
- For competition writing tips and advice on making those last minute tweaks, check out our author interviews. The latest, up on the site now, is by Paul McVeigh.
All winning, shortlisted and a selection of the longlisted stories will be published in a print and digital anthology available at our anthology launch at Mr B’s Emporium of Books, Bath in October or November 2016.
- As an end of competition special, we’re selling our 2015 BSSA anthology for £6.00 only, inc p&p. Twenty stories by the following wonderful writers – Safia Moore, Dan Powell, Angela Readman, Ken Elkes, Lucy Corkhill, Eileen Merriman, Sophie Lambert, Sara Collins, Barbara Weeks, Emma Seaman, Anne Corlett, Emily Devane, Anna Metcalfe, Alice Falconer, Adam Kucharski, Fran Landsman, Fiona Mitchell, Chris Edwards-Pritchard, Debbi Voisey and John Holland.
We love reading your stories – entries from around the globe in any style/genre welcome