Scribble, scribble, scribble! The RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award 2017 is open for submissions.
The award – a collaboration between Pin Drop and the Royal Academy of Arts – is open to everyone and free to enter, offering a unique platform for emerging and established writers to showcase their short fiction.
The winning story will be announced and read aloud by a special guest during an event at the Royal Academy of Arts. The reading of the winning story will also be recorded for the audio archive held by Pin Drop and the Royal Academy of Arts, which comprises readings by acclaimed authors and actors including Stephen Fry, Juliet Stevenson and William Boyd.
Stephen Fry, a keen supporter of the award, comments:
“Pin Drop is a wonderfully innovative scheme that unites the written arts with the visual. In iconic venues like the Royal Academy, new and established writers have their works read, discussed and questioned by enthusiastic audiences. The presence of the written word in public spaces filled with visual art reminds writers, whose work is so often private and inward, of the capacity of literature to reach out, uniting it with the family of all the arts where it belongs. I really believe in Pin Drop.” – Stephen Fry.
Last year, Claire Fuller took the award for A Quiet Tidy Man, which you can listen to here being read by BAFTA-winning actress, Juliet Stevenson. Bethan Roberts took the inaugural award in 2015 for Ms. Featherstone and the Beast, read here by Stephen Fry.
The judging panel includes Pin Drop Founders, Simon Oldfield and Elizabeth Day, and the Royal Academy’s Artistic Director, Tim Marlow.
The RA and Pin Drop Short Story Award is a non-profit prize, free to enter and open to all. The staging of the award is made possible by the generous support of our partners at the Royal Academy of Arts and other parts of the Pin Drop programme.
Submissions: Final entries to be submitted by 6pm, Sunday 23rd April 2017 (please note that the deadline has been extended).
Information: submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org after reading the Entry Instructions here and the Terms and Conditions here.