Authors Carys Davies and Kit de Waal will be among the judges for this year’s Sunday Times Short Story Award, which this year is sponsored for the first time by Audible.
The award, worth £30,000 to its winner, is now in its 10th year.
Davies and De Waal will be joined by author and commentator Sarah Churchwell and writer Blake Morrison. Andrew Holgate, literary editor of the Sunday Times, completes the line-up.
Churchwell said: “The short story challenges writers to do everything – or anything – that fiction might do, but in purified, condensed, concentrated form. The form itself is a kind of a dare and it will be both inspiring and enlightening to learn what great writers are doing with it today.”
The longlist announcement will be made on 23rd June.