Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize - an international short story competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers that publishes an annual anthology as well as presenting cash prizes.
The 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize is now closed. A huge thank you to all those who have entered. This year's judging panel is chaired by literary consultant, Ali Reynolds, a former editor at Random House.
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The 2012 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by John Arnold (left) for his story Naked as Eve. John is a journalist who is based in Brisbane in Australia.
We interview John about his success, his writing and more here.
John's winning story plus 19 other fantastic stories are available in our latest anthology (right).
BSSP Anthology Volume 5
A thrilling cocktail full of verve and invention, these 20 short stories provide a dazzling snapshot of some of the most imaginative and arresting storytellers currently at work.
Featuring stories by:
John Arnold, Lewis Bardsley, Catherine Bokkers, Lizzie Boyle, Alys Conran, Neil Durrant, Kerry Hood, Tracey Iceton, Avril Joy, Danielle McLaughlin Christopher Parvin, Angela Readman, Ian Richards, Ethel Rohan, Samantha Short, William Telford, Ellie Walsh, Melanie Whipman, Hilary Wilce Samuel Wright