Judge: Alison Moore
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.
Alison Moore’s first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Awards (New Writer of the Year), winning the McKitterick Prize. Both The Lighthouse and her second novel, He Wants, were Observer Books of the Year. A third novel, Death and the Seaside, is out now. Her shorter fiction has been included in Best British Short Stories and Best British Horror anthologies, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra and collected in The Pre-War House and Other Stories.
All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology.
Deadline: 29th October 2017
Word Count: 1500 – 4000 (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