The Scotsman & Orange Short Story Award
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PODCAST FOUR: Hear one of the winning entries from The Scotsman & Orange Short Story Award, Housework by Sally Beamish.
PODCAST FIVE: Hear one of the winning entries from The Scotsman & Orange Short Story Award, Escalator by Michael Gardiner.
PODCAST SIX: Hear one of the winning entries from The Scotsman & Orange Short Story Award, The Big the Beautiful Nanda Gray by Morven Crumlish.
IT'S TIME to sit back and enjoy a multimedia experience for your eyes and ears. Join us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as scotsman.com presents - exclusively - a selection of audio readings from The Scotsman & Orange Short Story Award 2006.
PODCAST ONE: Hear the winning entry from The Scotsman & Orange Short Story Award, I Should Have Listened Harder by Clio Gray.
A PART-TIME librarian who makes notes about every book she reads has seen off fierce competition to win Britain's biggest open-entry short story competition.
IT'S NIGHT AT NERTCHINSK AND HERE WE SLEEP three deep to keep ourselves warm.
WE HAVE good news for your ears: The biggest short story competition of its kind in Britain is going digital and you have a direct connection to the very best in new Scottish writing.
GET YOUR IMAGINATION WORKING
A TALE of corruption in the Far East was last night named as the winner of The Scotsman and Orange Short Story awards - the biggest of its kind in Britain.
AN AIRDRIE-born academic now living in the United States last night became the first winner of The Scotsman and Orange Short Story Award, the largest and most lucrative competition of its kind in Britain.
THINGS SEEMED TO BE LOOKING UP too. So when I spot him leaving the theatre with her, I’m more than surprised. You see, he told me they didn’t even talk anymore. So I shadow them, naturally, as they stroll (hand in hand no less) cross-town and into the concourse of the Boaz Regency where - and this I know immediately - they will be lunching in our rooftop restaurant.
"IN SHORT STORIES IT IS BETTER TO SAY not enough than to say too much, because - because I don’t know why!" This was as true for Chekhov in 1888 as it is today. It is beguiling that Chekhov, one of the greatest short story writers of all time, should say "I don’t know why". It is always fetching when writers are not self-conscious and self-analytical about what they do, because thinking too much about what makes a story work can compromise it or tie it up in knots.
TOWARDS THE END OF last year, thanks to generous sponsorship from Orange, The Scotsman was able to do something it had never done before: launch a short story competition that promises to become the biggest and best in Britain.
BY EACH post they come, entries for Britain’s biggest and most prestigious short story competition. And if you haven’t yet submitted your entry for the Scotsman and Orange Short Story Award, which is worth £7,500 to the winner, you’d better get a move on: it closes on Thursday.
With a prize fund of £10,000, The Scotsman & Orange Short Story Award is by far the biggest competition of its kind in Britain.
Sometime, when you have a spare hour or ten, you might care to take a look at every book of short stories published in Scotland in the last 30 years. If you’re really short of time, just glance at contributors’ notes at the end of each volume.
The Scotsman & Orange Short Story Award is the biggest of its kind in Britain. Entry forms for the competition, which is free, will be published in The Scotsman's @theweekend section.