BBC announced that from spring 2012 the number of short stories it broadcasts on Radio 4 will be reduced from three to one a week.
The Society of Authors' petition against the cuts to BBC Radio 4's short story programming amassed over 5,000 signatures. SoA general secretary Nicola Solomon and assistant general secretary Jo McCrum presented the petition to BBC Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams at Broadcasting House in central London on Thursday 28th July, along with authors Alison Joseph, Ali Smith, Jackie Kay, Simon Brett, Susie McGuire, and Ian Skillicorn, director of National Short Story Week.
If you have not done so already, you can still sign the online petition. The petition will stay open.