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By Andrew Maunder

ISBN-10: 081605990X

ISBN-13: 9780816059904

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Writers such as Scott or Wordsworth, who considered the gift book beneath their standards, often submitted work that had previously been rejected by other publishers or of which they were not particularly proud. Other writers, working under the strict guidelines imposed by the editors, would compose pieces especially for the annuals. Often, however, these writers would be commissioned to compose a short story or poem to complement an engraving that had already been secured. As a consequence, the selections would occasionally appear stilted or unnatural, and their relationship to the accompanying embellishment would seem forced.

The National Short Story Prize awards £15,000 annually for the winning story, £3,000 for the runner-up, and £500 for three other short-listed stories. Additionally, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast the short-listed stories, and Prospect will publish the winning entry. Finally, the single largest prize in the world for a collection of short stories, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award sponsored by O’Flynn Construction, was introduced in 2005. The Chinese author Yiyun Li received €50,000 for her debut collection of short stories, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.

Guardian Unlimited. Available online. html. Accessed March 31, 2006. Kakutani, Michiko. Review of Mum and Mr. Armitage, New York Times, 11 July 1987. Smith, Jules. “Beryl Bainbridge”. Contemporary Writers. Available Online. p=auth10. Downloaded on March 31, 2006. Lucy Le Guilcher BALLARD, J. G. (1930– ) Best known for his novels Crash (1973) and Empire of the Sun (1984), James Graham Ballard is also a prolific short story writer. He slid into writing SCIENCE FICTION in the mid1950s because its generic content approximated Ballard’s own concerns (time, technology, the unconscious) in a way that more mainstream fiction did not.

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