Stack awards: Best original fiction

by Steve Watson in September 2015
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The Stack Awards 2015 is our attempt to recognise the best work done by independent publishers this year. If you know a magazine that you think should enter, please point them this way – we want these awards to spread as far and wide as possible.

Best original fiction
There are loads of fantastic literary magazines out there at the moment, and we’re hoping for a strong showing from them in this category. But the award isn’t just for out and out literary fiction titles – we’re after any piece of creative writing that lingers in a reader’s mind long after they’ve put the magazine down. Our judges come from both sides of the creative divide – one is an award-winning novelist and the other a renowned literary journalist – but they’ll both be looking for inventive, distinctive writing.

Evie Wyld
After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Betty Trask Award. Evie’s second novel, All the Birds, Singing, won the Miles Franklin Award, the Encore Award and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. In 2013 she was included on Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists list.

Alex Clark
A well-known literary journalist and broadcaster, Alex writes for the Guardian and the Observer. She makes regular appearances on Radio 4, chairs numerous literary events and is an experienced judge of literary awards, including the 2008 Man Booker prize.

We’ll be sending Evie and Alex the best fiction submitted to us by 9 October, so if you’re an independent publisher, pick out your best writing published between October 2014 and September 2015 and send it our way, and maybe you’ll be taking home the trophy come awards night.

Find more information on all our categories and enter the Stack Awards 2015. Good luck!

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