Bristol Short Story Prize 2015

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Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.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.

This year’s winning story and writer will be announced at our awards ceremony on October 10th. The 8th Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology, featuring all 20 shortlisted stories, is available to pre-order. It will be officially published at the awards ceremony.

The 2014 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Mahsuda Snaith (above) for her wonderful story The Art of Flood Survival.

Mahsuda’s winning story plus the other 19 shortlisted stories are now available in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 7 (“a stunning collection of contemporary short stories“, Scott Pack) 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, they will be able to order it for you.

It is also available as a Kindle ebook from,,,, and all amazon sites.

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

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