The short story

Welcome to Story, the campaign to celebrate the short story. We believe that the short story is one of the most exciting and important literary forms, that can and should reach the widest possible readership. We believe that the short story matters.

News and information

What can you find on this site? Simply everything you could ever want to know about the short story:

reading them
writing them
workshops and projects

You can search for short story collections currently published in the UK and read tips and articles from writers, agents and publishers on what makes a great short story and the great classic and contemporary stories they love.

BBC National Short Story Award anthologyBBC National Short Story Award

The 2011 prize is now accepting entries

Click here to find out more

Find out about the history of the prize and previous winners

Find out more about the BBC and its work with the short story

The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award

The longlist and judges for the prize have been announced.

Find out more about the prize

Getting Your Stories Out in The Press or Media

Congratulations on writing your story, or crafting your study. A brilliant first step. Don't forget to send it out to journalists and websites who may want to share it, this is the best way to get eyes on your story afterall. Borrow some inspiration from a well known digital PR company when it comes to outreach at a larger scale, or for your next creative story.


The short story form is better suited to the demands of modern life than the novel.
Simon Prosser Publishing Director Hamish Hamilton

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> Competition

The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2011

> Feature

Writing Tips
by Stuart Evers

> Feature

Five Mistakes I Made While Trying to Get Published
by Adam Marek

> Writing Tips

On Writing Short Stories
by David Vann

> Interview

Interview with Stuart Evers
by Nikesh Shukla