august, 2020

28aug1:00 am1:00 amFree to enter!Costa Short Story AwardUK Entry Fee: Free ,
Max word count: 4,000 ,
Top Prize: £3,500 ,

Top Prize

£3,500

Max word count

4,000

Entry Fee

Free

Costa Short Story Award

Event Details

The Award is for a single, previously unpublished short story of up to 4,000 words written in English.

The competition is open to any writer, published or unpublished, aged 18 years or over and resident in the UK or Ireland who submit their stories anonymously via this website.

It’s up to the public to read the top three stories shortlisted by the judges and vote for their favourite, with the winner and two runners-up being announced at the Costa Book Awards ceremony in January.

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