Friday, 4 January 2019

The BBC National Short Story Award 2019 with Cambridge University


How to enter

The BBC National Short Story Award 2019 with Cambridge University



The British Broadcasting Corporation with Cambridge University




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

Entry Instructions

Entry Dates
• Submissions for the BBC National Short Story Award 2019 with Cambridge University will be accepted from 9am (GMT) Thursday 13 December 2018.


• The deadline for receipt of entries is 9am (GMT) Monday 11 March 2019.

How to Enter

Applicants are encouraged to make their submission using the online Entry Form as 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 here 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.

Please note: Entries submitted successfully online will receive an automated acknowledgement on-screen; entrants will not receive an automated message to the email address provided.

Instructions for Entering by Post

1. Read the Entry Terms and Conditions here 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 2019 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 2019 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 successfully online will receive an automated acknowledgement on-screen; entrants will not receive an automated message to the email address provided.
• Any queries about entering the Award should be emailed to bbcnssa@bbc.co.uk. The Award administrators will respond as soon as possible. Please note that for any email correspondence to bbcnssa@bbc.co.uk, an automated reply will only be sent to the first email.

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