Who are this year's judges?
Get to know your judges a little better
Liz Lochhead for poetry
Andrew Miller for short stories
Andrew will be looking for “work that sings; that prizes ambition over conventional notions of neatness, that probes the limits of the form.”
Tania Hershman for flash fiction
Tania says “Grab me immediately, grab me by the collar, by the throat, by the guts, and don't let me go. You don't need fireworks, bells, whistles; you don't need a large cast of characters, but tell me a story that can only be told in 250 words, not something longer that has been cut, compressed or squeezed. A story that was born to be flash fiction. Surprise and delight me.”
Alison Moore for our new award for a first novel
Alison will look for “Evidence of a feel for language. A story that draws me in, involves me in its world, moves me in some way, and lingers in my head long after I've finished reading.”
The final countdown begins
only 34 days left to enter
Given that it’s been such a busy time for all of us in the writing world, this is just a quick reminder that there are only 34 days left to enter. It’s been an exciting year for the prize with our new novel competition - the Peggy Chapman Andrews Award for a First Novel. It’s been 4 years since we introduced our Flash Fiction prize and this new category is just as thrilling – some great entries already!
Closing date: 31st May 2014