Stories Essay

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Short stories The Short Story Making Short Work: Why Short Stories Matter Welcome to our section that celebrates the short story. We believe that the short story is one of the most exciting and important literary forms, and that it can, and should, reach the widest possible readership. We believe that the short story matters. Booktrust aims to increase the profile, prestige and presence of the short story in our culture; whether you are a writer or someone working with books, we want you to join us in order to help it thrive. What are we doing? Advocacy - we champion the short story wherever and to whomever we can We support initiatives to promote short stories in a variety of settings, bringing new readers, writers and publishers to the form We provide information and recommendations here on our website What can you do? Let us know about short story publications, events, projects, workshops and activities you are organising or involved in so that we can include them on this site Go along to short story events Write short stories and enter short story competitions Read stories specially commissioned for this site Keep informed about the BBC National Short Story Award and Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award Buy and read short story collections - explore our short story bibliography for ideas Listen to short stories on Radio 4 Let publishers, booksellers and libraries know that you want to read more short stories and give positive feedback to those who support the cause Buy newspapers and magazines that publish short stories Tell your friends and family about the pleasures of the short story; share your passion and direct them to this

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