Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize

Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.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 20 writers shortlisted for the 2014 Bristol Short Story Prize are in the running for the £1,000 first prize which will be announced at our awards ceremony on Saturday 25th October at Spike Island arts centre in Bristol. The 2 runners up will also be announced and our latest anthology featuring all 20 shortlisted stories will be launched.

The 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by London-based writer, Paul McMichael (below), Paul’s brilliant winning story, along with the 19 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize Winnerother  shortlisted stories, are available in our latest anthology . We interview Paul about his success and his writing here.

Emily Bullock has secured an agent and publishing deal after being discovered in our volume 4 anthology. Read more here.
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Our 2014 Sponsors

Our 2014 Sponsors