Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.
The 2022 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. The closing date is May 4th 2022. 20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 15. 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. The Sansom Award will be presented to the highest placed story by a Bristol writer. Entry fee is £9. 250 free online entries are available to those for whom the entry fee is a barrier to submitting. For full details, please click here.
The 2021 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Isidora Cortes-Monroy for her story, Cake for the Disappeared. Amanda Ong won second prize and Sarah Tinsley was awarded third prize. The top 3 stories plus the other 17 on the 2021 shortlist are available now in our brilliant new Volume 14 anthology which can be ordered from our publisher, Tangent Books. It is also available to order from bookshops and online outlets.
Stefan Mohamed won the 2021 Sansom Award for Bristol writers. You can read his story, Reservation, here.
To find out what some of our past winners and shortlisted writers have gone on to achieve, please visit the Success Stories section of the website.