Sunday, 7 January 2018

BBC National Short Story Award 2018



The BBC National Short Story Award 2018 with Cambridge University

Award of £15,000 for the winner
£600 for four (4) further shortlisted stories


Entry Dates:

Submissions for the BBC National Short Story Award 2018 with Cambridge University will be accepted from 9am (GMT) Monday 11 December 2017.



The deadline for receipt of entries is 9am (GMT) Monday 12 March 2018.


How to Enter:


Applicants are encouraged to make their submission using the online Entry Formas early as possible before the deadline. If applicants are unable to access the online Entry Form, entries can be submitted by post.
Instructions for Entering Online (Preferable Method)

1. Read the Entry Terms and Conditions thoroughly to check the author whose work is due to be submitted and their short story are eligible for the Award. Submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of all the Terms and Conditions.

2. Format the short story as per the following instructions:
One entry per author
Written in English
A maximum of 8,000 words
Typed
Font: any font, 12pt, black
Double spaced
No page numbers
Include a front page which details the Title of Story and the Word Count
No author’s name included anywhere on the story (unless you are submitting a typeset file and it is unavoidable)



3. Save the short story as an Adobe PDF or a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) with the Title of Story in the file name. (N.B. if the short story has already been published you can submit a typeset PDF file, but you must remove the author name or title from any headers or footers).

4. Complete the Entry Form online at https://bbc.lvis.io/bbcnssa/ including uploading your short story document.
Instructions for Entering by Post

1. Read the Entry Terms and Conditions thoroughly to check the author whose work is due to be submitted and their short story are eligible for the Award. Submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of all the Terms and Conditions.

2. Type and format the short story as per the following instructions:
One entry per author
Written in English
A maximum of 8,000 words
Typed
Font: any font, 12pt, black
Double spaced
No page numbers
Include a front page which details the Title of Story and the Word Count
No author’s name included anywhere on the story (unless you are submitting a typeset file and it is unavoidable).



3. Print eight (8) copies of the typed short story (single or double-sided on white A4 paper).

4. Request a Postal Entry Form by sending a Stamp Addressed Envelope to Entry Form Request, The BBC National Short Story Award 2018 with Cambridge University, The London Readings Unit, Room 8015 Radio Drama, BBC Broadcasting House, W1A 1AA We will endeavour to send you a form within two working days of receipt of your SAE.

5. Complete the Entry Form in and send it with eight (8) copies of the short story in the post to:
The BBC National Short Story Award 2018 with Cambridge University, The London Readings Unit, Room 8015 Radio Drama, BBC Broadcasting House, W1A 1AA.
Please note


Entries not submitted in accordance with the Entry Instructions and Entry Terms and Conditions will not be eligible for consideration.
No entries can be returned.
Due to the volume of entries for the Award, there will be no acknowledgement of receipt for entries submitted by post. Entries submitted online will receive an automated acknowledgement.
Any queries about entering the Award should be emailed tobbcnssa@bbc.co.uk. The Award administrators will respond as soon as possible.

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