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Welcome to Pin Drop Studio, the home of short fiction.

Founded in 2012, Pin Drop Studio is at the heart of a short story renaissance. In collaboration with major partners including BAFTA, Audible, Soho House, Burberry and the Royal Academy of Arts, Pin Drop Studio brings extraordinary short fiction to life.

As champions of new writing, Pin Drop Studio commissions original short fiction from bestselling authors and discovers new talent through the Pin Drop Short Story Award, an annual non-profit, open-submission writing prize in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts. Pin Drop Studio now has a growing portfolio of original short fiction and in July 2018, Scribner/Simon & Schuster is publishing a selection from the portfolio in A Short Affair, featuring bestselling authors Ben Okri, A L Kennedy, Will Self and Elizabeth Day alongside new voices discovered through the Pin Drop Short Story Award.

Pin Drop Studio also presents a multi-faceted, critically acclaimed programme of live events showcasing original short fiction across the globe, captured for our podcast series here, read and performed by celebrated authors, actors, artists and groundbreaking new talent including Stephen Fry, Dame Eileen Atkins and Sebastian Faulks. Directed and produced by Simon Oldfield.

Pin Drop was founded by Simon Oldfield and Elizabeth Day, guided by an exceptional advisory board led by our Chairman, Etienne De Villiers, former President of Walt Disney International and Chairman of BBC Worldwide.

Pin Drop is wonderfully innovative…I really believe in Pin Drop.” – Stephen Fry

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