Bristol Short Story Prize 2020

The 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based.  20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 13. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony in October 2020.

1st prize is £1,000, 2nd prize is £500, 3rd prize is £250. 17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers.

All shortlisted writers will receive 2 free copies of the anthology. Prizes will be sent to any writer on the shortlist who is unable to attend the awards ceremony.

The judging panel will be chaired by author and creative writing lecturer, Billy Kahora. Billy will be joined on the panel by award-winning publisher, Sharmaine Lovegrove, award-winning writer, Anneliese Mackintosh, and manager of Foyles Bookshop in Bristol, Tom Robinson. Find out more


Application Deadline:
30 April 2020 12:00 am

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