The National Short Story Prize is a project whose aim is to make readers more attracted and more interested in short stories. This project is organized by a group of passionate who believes that: “the short story is one of the most exciting and important literary forms” (http://www.theshortstory.org.uk/aboutus/). It is funded by NESTA which is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts and supported by BBC Radio 4 and Prospect Magazine.
Other projects and even competitions are organized in order to make the short story more and more popular not only in the United Kingdom but also in the rest of the world, the aim being to have the most possible readership.
The name of the winner of the National Short Story Prize will be known in April 2007.More about it on http://www.theshortstory.org.uk/.