The city of Oxford has been an historical centre for literary excellence, so it seemed the perfect idea to create and sponsor an annual short story prize which specifically included the subjects of food and/or drink within the plot. The first prize of £7,500 was awarded in 2013 and the prize has steadily grown in popularity, attracting over 450 entries in 2015.
We are now inviting entries for the fourth annual prize of £7,500 to be awarded during the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival in April 2016.
The prize of £7,500 will be presented at the annual Quod Party held during the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival at the Old Bank Hotel on Thursday 7th April 2016.
The winning story will be available at the end of April 2016 in an audio format produced by The Story Player. It will be read by an actor and is to be linked into National Short Story Week scheduled for November.