Edge Hill Prize 2020 – Covid 19 Response

Edge Hill Prize 2020 to go ahead

In these uncertain times for universities and the Higher Education sector, we are pleased to announce that Edge Hill University is going ahead with this year’s Edge Hill Prize, which awards 10K to the best single-authored collection of short stories.  Billy Cowan, who runs the Prize, says:

“I’m so pleased that my University is continuing to support writers at a time when the publishing industry is under increased pressure. Edge Hill’s generosity in continuing to support the short story form and those who write them is very much appreciated.”

Although decisions have been made to cancel the ceremony in London in November, the University is investigating ways in which some kind of online event will take place. The longlist for this year’s Prize is to be announced very shortly. Judges this year include last year’s winner David Szalay; managing director of Saraband, Sara Hunt; and Zayneb Allak, creative writing lecturer at Edge Hill.

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