Costa announces short story prize
16/07/2012 by Stacey Bartlett
Costa has announced the launch of the Costa Short Story Award, a brand new award for a single short story
Costa has announced a new Short Story Award for a single, previously unpublished short story of up to 4,000 words, with £3,500 up for grabs.
Entry opens on Monday 16 July and closes at 4pm on Friday 7 September. Entries must be submitted online via a dedicated page at www.costabookawards.com.
A panel of five judges will select a shortlist of six entries which will be revealed in November, with the public then voting online for their favourite story.
The winner will be announced at the Costa Book Awards ceremony on 29 January 2013 and will receive £3,500; two runners-up will each receive £750.
Marketing director of Costa UK Kevin Hydes said: “What’s really exciting about our new Short Story Award is that it’s open to absolutely everyone. For the first time, we’re able to extend the reach of the Book Awards in ways we never have before.
"You don’t need a publisher or an agent to enter this competition, just an idea and writing talent and we’re encouraging anyone who has ever considered writing creatively, and those who write already, professionally or otherwise, to enter.”