The Costa Short Story Award is now open until August 15th.
Submit a short story of up to 4,000 words.
Six shortlisted stories will be posted on their website and members of the public can vote for their favourite one. Prize: First place is £3,500. £1,500 for second and £500 for third.
You must be at least 18 years of age and resident in the UK or Ireland since the 1st of November 2012.