Utterly delighted to hear the David Constantine has won the BBC National Short Story Prize, with his story ‘Tea at The Midland’. A truly great writer, who has published two collections of stories with Comma Press. You can buy Under The Dam and The Shieling, as well as the anthology of the National Short Story Prize shortlist here.
There’s lots of great things with short stories at the moments. We are building up to the shortest day in the year and National Short Story Day on 21st December, which is a UK wide celebration of the short story form. It includes the participation of a number of independent presses with live and online events on the 21st. See more about the day here. Reading in Manchester is Sarah Holman, Michelle Green and Dave Gaffney. Can’t wait!