OPPORTUNITY

2023 BBC Short Story Awards

Deadline: March 13, 2023

Find Out More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2XmClPLpVPQb822td6DKR5S/2023-bbc-short-story-awards-open-for-entries

Opportunity from: BCC National Short Story Award

The BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University (NSSA) and BBC Young Writers’ Award with Cambridge University (YWA) open for submissions at 9am on 12 January 2023 with BBC News journalist and presenter Reeta Chakrabarti chairing the judging panel for the BBC NSSA’s 18th year.

KEY AWARD DATES:

• SUBMISSIONS OPEN: The BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University and the BBC Young Writers’ Award with Cambridge University open for submissions at 9am (GMT) on Thursday 12 January 2023.

• SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: The deadline for receipt of entries for the BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University is 9am (GMT) Monday 13 March 2023. The deadline for receipt of entries for the BBC Young Writers’ Award with Cambridge University is 9am (GMT) Monday 20 March 2023.

• SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT: The shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University will be announced on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row at 7.15pm on Thursday 7 September 2023. The shortlist for the BBC Young Writers’ Award with Cambridge University will be announced on Radio 1’s Life Hacks from 4pm on Sunday 10 September 2023.

• SHORTLIST BROADCAST: The stories shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from Monday 11 to Friday 15 September 2023, subject to change.

• WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: The announcement of the winners of the two awards will be broadcasted live from the award ceremony at BBC Broadcasting House on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row from 7.15pm on Tuesday 26 September 2023.

Follow the link for full terms and conditions and entry guidelines.