We’re ready for the big party at the BSSA 2017 Last Minute Club with entries pinging into the entry email inbox every few minutes. We’re expecting this to continue until the stroke of midnight, Monday May 1st. Then the party will really be in full swing.
If you’re a procrastinator, read this interesting article Being a procrastinator myself, I am rather taken with the idea that delaying until the last minute increases creativity.
So what happens after we receive your last minute entries? Our band of experienced readers, who are all writers of different genders and ages, read batches of stories as they come in. All stories are read blind. Two readers read each one and decide together whether to submit stories to the long list.
The final long list and the short list is agreed by the BSSA team. Literary Agent Euan Thorneycroft is our short list judge. He’ll select the winners. We expect the final results to be out by the end of July. Subscribe on this site to receive email alerts and be the first to know who’s won.
Jude. April 29th.