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.
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.’
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.’
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 magazine launches One Teen Story, aimed at getting young readers to fall in love with short stories.