Today is International Short Story Day and there is a fair bit going on. This evening, the shortest night, sees the London launch of The Best British Short Stories 2012. Stuck as I am in the wilds of Germany, I am sadly unable to attend, but if you are in the area you really should pop down to The Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon Rd, London for around 7pm and enjoy some great authors reading from the collection.

For my part, to celebrate the launch (and International Short Story Day) I am giving away a copy of The Best British Short Stories 2012.

To enter, write a comment below telling me about the best short story you have read so far this year. It doesn’t have to have been published this year, just read by you sometime between Jan 1st 2012 and today. Sometime on Friday names will be stuffed in a hat and one of my offspring will select a winner.

The clock is ticking so get those comments in.

And wherever you are today, take the time to read a story.