BBC National Short Story Award 2017

Latest update 'Submissions for the 2017 Award are now closed'

Celebrating the power of the short story

The BBC National Short Story Award is one of the most prestigious for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000, and four further shortlisted authors £600 each. The 2017 Award is now closed for submissions.
 
The shortlist will be announced on 15th September 2017, and the winner on 3rd October 2017.

 

Please see bbc.co.uk/nssa for more information on the BBC National Short Story Award and submissions.

 

Read the 2017 press release

About the BBC National Short Story Award 2017

For updates on the Award follow #bbcnssa on Twitter.

 

Previous winners

2016 Orr 'Disappearances'; runner-up Claire-Louise Bennet 'Morning, Noon & Night'

2015 Jonathan Buckley 'Briar Road'; runner-up Mark Haddon 'Bunny'

2014 Lionel Shriver 'Kilifi Creek'; runner-up Zadie Smith 'Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets'

2013 Sarah Hall 'Mrs Fox'; runner-up Lucy Wood 'Notes from the House Spirits'

2012 Miroslav Penkov 'East of the West'; runner-up Henrietta Rose-Innes 'Sanctuary'

2011 D W Wilson 'The Dead Roads'; runner-up Jon McGregor 'Wires'

2010 David Constantine 'Tea at the Midland'; runner-up Jon McGregor 'If It Keeps On Raining'

2009 Kate Clanchy 'The Not-Dead and the Saved'; runner-up Sara Maitland 'Moss Witch

2008 Clare Wigfall 'The Numbers'; runner-up Jane Gardam 'The People on Privilege Hill'

2007 Julian Gough 'The Orphan and the Mob'; runner-up David Almond 'Slog's Dad'

2006 James Lasdun 'An Anxious Man'; runner-up Michel Faber 'The Safehouse'

Please go to bbc.co.uk/nssa for more information on the BBC National Short Story Award.

 

Terms and conditions for the 2017 Award are available from 26 January 2017, until the deadline of 6 March 2017.