End of Story
A few weeks ago, the BBC launched a competition called End of Story, in which people were invited to submit write endings to stories written by the likes of Ian Rankin and Fay Weldon. The deadline was 10 days ago. Number of entries received? 17,000.
Fifty professional readers are ploughing through the stories before a judging panel, including Muriel Gray, Giles Coren, the actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, and the literary agent Carole Blake choose 24 finalists, three for each of the eight authors.
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