Tagged: short stories

Davies and De Waal among Sunday Times Audible Short Story judges

Authors Carys Davies and Kit de Waal will be among the judges for this year’s Sunday Times Short Story Award, which is sponsored for the first time... Read more

First all-female shortlist for the Costa Short Story Award

A 1980s popstar, a former women’s weekly chief and an engineer are all vying for the Costa Short Story Award with an all-female shortlist for... Read more

Fifth all-female shortlist for BBC Short Story Award

For a fifth time, an all-female shortlist has been unveiled for the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award, including a nod for 2013 winner Sarah Hall.... Read more

Picador wins auction for Armfield short stories

Picador has won an auction to publish a short story collection about women, "the body and the bodily", from the White Review Short Story Prize-winning author Julia Armfield.... Read more

Hosein scoops Commonwealth Short Story Prize for 'uncanny' tale of midlife crisis

Kevin Jared Hosein has won the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for his “uncanny bar story” combining “ideas of civility and ferality”. Read more

Sales of short story collections surge

Short story anthologies are enjoying a boom in sales, rising by almost 50% in value, to reach their highest level in seven years. Read more

New Yorker short story triggers 'record-breaking' response

A short story about an awkward, troubling sexual encounter has gone viral, drawing a "record-breaking" number of online views. Read more

No Exit's short story contest longlist

No Exit Press has released the longlist for its short story writing competition. Devised as part of the celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of... Read more

Freight acquires "edgy" debut from Manchester author

Freight Books has bought an “edgy” debut story collection from Manchester-based author Lara Williams. Publisher Adrian Searle bought world rights to Treats from Becky Thomas... Read more

Gardam to receive Charleston-Chichester Award

Writer Jane Gardam is to be awarded the Charles-Chichester Award for a Lifetime's Excellence in Short Fiction at a special event held at this year's... Read more

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