Bristol Short Story Prize 2015

Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize

Bristol Short Story Prize, Spike Island, Bristol; Saturday 25th October 2014; ©Barbara Evripidou/2014

Photo: Barbara Evripidou

Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers. We publish an annual anthology of the winning stories as well as presenting cash prizes.

The 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize is now open. Stories can be on any theme or subject but must be previously unpublished or broadcast. The closing date for entries is midnight (BST) 30th April 2015.

The 2014 Bristol Short Story Prize has been won by Mahsuda Snaith (above) for her wonderful story The Art of Flood Survival. Mahsuda was announced as the winner at our awards ceremony held at Spike Island in Bristol. Claire Griffiths won 2nd Prize for her story Mama and Tata and Me and 3rd Prize went to Tom Vowler and his story Debt. The 20 shortlisted stories, including the top 3 prizewinners, are now available in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 7 which you can buy from this website here. It is also available online from Tangent Books (our new publisher), Waterstones, Book Depository, and  Amazon and some bookshops. If your favourite bookshop doesn’t have it in stock then they will be able to order it for you.

Emily Bullock has secured an agent and publishing deal after being discovered in our volume 4 anthology. Read more here.

You can follow us on Twitter for very regular updates on the competition and links to the exciting and dynamic world of short stories, writing, reading and publishing.


Our 2014 Sponsors

Our 2014 Sponsors