Originally Posted by biodroid
I don't know what this award is trying to prove but unless I am mistaken, £200 seems to be a little on the low side to be an incentive for new talent, if I convert it to my currency. I support Paget on his decision. I can only imagine writing a novel is very difficult and those who are aspiring to it are most likely trying to do it full time for obvious reasons. Go Paget!!
The prize was for a short story, and £200 is more than most places'll give you for that. A brutish age we live in when that's the case but there you have it...
(I write short stories by the way. Can't you tell?)