The coming together of the United States’ two PEN chapters has given the organization a chance to refocus its Bingham Prize for debut short stories, and it will be awarded in February.
The English World’s Richest Prize for a Short Story: Open for Submissions
Co-founded in 2010 by Lord Matthew Evans of EFG and The Sunday Times’ Cathy Galvin, this international award promotes ‘the excellence of the modern short story.’
South Africa’s Lidudumalingani Wins Caine Prize
Honored for a short story that ‘leaves the reader full of sympathy and wonder at the plight of its protagonists,’ the Cape Town-based LIdudumalingali says he’s interested in seeing that we ‘not try to lie to ourselves.’
New Competition to Find “World’s Next Blockbuster Story”
Montreal-based ‘World’s Best Story’ is a social media contest to find a blockbuster story that will succeed in all media: books, film, audio, games, etc.
One Story Reaches Out to a New Audience: Teens
One Story magazine launches One Teen Story, aimed at getting young readers to fall in love with short stories.