Welcome to the Costa Short Story Award. Please fill out the form below and send us your story.

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I can confirm that I consent/have obtained the author's consent to submit this story to the Costa Short Story Award.
I can confirm that my/the author's primary residence (ie resident for over six months of each year) has been in the United Kingdom or Ireland since 1 November 2015. UK or Irish Nationality is not essential.
I can confirm that I/the author is aged 18 or over.

Your Entry

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Please ensure that the following instructions have all been carried out.
The title of the story and the word count appears on the header of each page.
The author's name does not appear anywhere on the document.
The document has been typed in size 12 Arial font, used double spacing and uses hard returns between paragraphs and dialogue (ie no indentations). No page numbers please.
I have read and agreed to all the Terms and Conditions of the Costa Short Story Award.
Incomplete entry forms and short stories not submitted in accordance with the instructions and terms and conditions will not be eligible for consideration.

Receipt of individual entries will not be acknowledged. However, after submitting your story, an on-screen acknowledgement should appear. If it doesn't, please first double check that you have correctly completed all parts of the form and try submitting your story again. If the problem persists, please contact us at costashortstories@gmail.com.