This award is for a single, previously unpublished short story of up to 4,000 words by an author of 18 years or over. The story must be written in English.
Only one entry per author will be accepted. Entry is online by this website only.
Entry closes at 4pm on Friday 7 September 2012.
All entries will be judged anonymously (ie without the name of the author available to the judges).
A shortlist of six entries will be announced in November and the public will be asked to vote for their favourite.
The winner will be announced at the Costa Book Awards ceremony in late January 2013 and will receive a cheque for £3,500. Two runners-up will each receive £750.
More details here
Oh, and it’s FREE to enter.