Calling BAME writers: entries open for 2019 short story prize

The hunt is on for up-and-coming writers who could scoop this year’s £1,000 Guardian/Fourth Estate prize A Chinese villager with no arms becomes a Paralympian swimming champion; a dapper elderly Jamaican spends New Year’s Eve in a south London police cell under suspicion of domestic abuse; a Nigerian son takes his father to a euthanasia centre in a Britain with no time for invalids. These three very different tales – respectively by Yiming Ma, Lisa Smith and Abiola Oni – are all previous winners of the Guardian/ Fourth Estate BAME short story award, showing just how vigorous and various the short story can be as a showcase for up-and-coming talent.The hunt is now on for the fourth winner of the £1,000 prize, which is open to black and minority writers aged over 18 and based in the UK or Ireland. Among this year’s judges is Niki Chang, a literary agent based at the Good Agency, set up to seek out writers of colour at a time when the publishing industry is struggling to increase its diversity. She will be joined by 4th Estate publishing director Helen Garnons-Williams, novelist Michael Donkor, author and broadcaster Emma Dabiri and me. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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