THE 2017 COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES. THE LONGLIST WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DECEMBER 2017 AND THE SHORTLIST IN JANUARY 2018. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN FEBRUARY 2018. DETAILS OF THE 2018 PRIZES WILL BE ONLINE AFTER FINAL RESULTS FOR 2017 ARE LIVE.
Tania Hershman’s first collection, The White Road and Other Stories (Salt, 2008), was commended by the judges of the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers, and contains flash fiction and short stories inspired by science. Her second story collection, My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions, was published in May 2012 by Tangent Books and contains fifty six very short fictions. Tania’s first book of poetry, Nothing Here Is Wild, Everything Is Open, won 2nd prize in the Fool For Poetry chapbook contest and was published by Southword Editions in Feb 2016. Her stories and poems have won various prizes, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, been published, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4 & performed.
Tania’s third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, will be published by Unthank Books, and her debut poetry collection, Terms & Conditions, by Nine Arches Press. Tania is curator of ShortStops (www.shortstops.info), celebrating short story activity across the UK & Ireland. www.taniahershman.com
Deadline: 29th October 2017
Word Count: Up to 500 (title not included)
Writing a winning story: The best way to discover what kind of stories impress the initial readers and the judges is to read them. The 2016 winning and shortlisted stories have all been published in the anthology, What Was Left, available in paperback and ebook.Buy Now