Curtis Brown launches Jeffrey Archer Short Story Prize

Curtis Brown has teamed up with Kobo to launch a short story competition, to be judged by author Jeffrey Archer.

The finalists for the Jeffrey Archer Short Story Prize, set up by Curtis Brown Creative, the agency’s creative writing division, will be revealed at the London Book Fair on 15th April, with the winner announced on 29th April.

The prize for winning the competition, which is open to writers in the UK, US and Canada, is a free enrolment in a Curtis Brown online novel-writing course.

All story entries must be shorter than 100 words, and can be in any fiction genre. A shortlist of 20 will be selected by Kobo, which will be published as a free digital anthology.

Archer will then pick three finalists, who then must submit 3,000 words of their novel in progress, to be critiqued by Curtis Brown Creative.

Archer has written several collections of short stories, and is represented by Curtis Brown agent and c.e.o. Jonathan Lloyd.