Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.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 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize is closed for entries. Many, many thanks to all those who have submitted stories to this year’s competition. The longlist will be announced at 2pm (BST) on Wednesday July 22nd 2020, and the shortlist will be announced on Wednesday July 29th 2020, also at 2pm (BST).
The 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Australian writer Cameron Stewart (above) for his story, Black Snow. 2nd prize went to Cherise Saywell and 3rd prize was awarded to S. Bhattacharya-Woodward. The inaugural Sansom Award for Bristol writers was won by Ali Bacon.
Cameron’s winning story and the other 19 on the shortlist are available now in our brilliant new anthology which can be ordered from our publisher, Tangent Books. It is also available to order from bookshops and the usual online outlets.
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