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The Costa Short Story Award is newly launched and will run between 16 July and 7 September 2012, its exciting news as its going to be judged completely independently of the five-catagory system.
There is a first prise of £3,500 and a couple of runners-up prizes, where each will receive £750.
Good news, there is no theme, word count is up to 4,000, and as long as you are over eighteen and follow the rules, you're in with a chance!
All the details are here
What are you waiting for? Take a chance...you never know what might happen.