It’s the last day to enter our 9th Award today, 19th April, 2021. You might have a story of up to 2200 words to dust off. It can be much shorter than that.
You have until midnight to enter. Any themes and subject matters are welcome from international writers. And we don’t have a lower word limit. Continue reading
With two weeks to go until the £1750 prize fund 2021 Bath Short Story Award, judged by Norah Perkins, from Curtis Brown, closes at midnight on Monday April 19th, try these ten tiny tweaks to your story before you enter. Continue reading
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It’s five weeks today until our 2021 Award
closes on Monday April 19th, 2021.
To help you edit and shape your short story before submitting it, we’ve compiled a selection of tips from some writers we’ve interviewed over the years. We first posted this advice back in 2016 and there’s some really useful comments on beginnings, endings, themes, creating a stand-out story, titles and that all-important fine-editing. Continue reading
BSSA team member Alison Woodhouse offers mentoring and critique services via her website and is giving a 20% discount for 2021 Bath Short Story Entries.
Alison is an experienced teacher and tutor, as well as a writer, and her flash fiction and short stories have won prizes in many competitions. She has an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction), has taught writing workshops, reviewed fiction, been a reader for several competitions and this year is one of the judges of the NFFD micro competition.
The critiques will be sent out AFTER the shortlist is announced. If you are shortlisted in the award and published in our yearly anthology, your fee will be refunded.
The Ninth International Bath Short Story Award is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone for entering. Results out late July/early August
Judge Norah Perkins, literary agent from from Curtis Brown Continue reading