Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK writers.
The 2023 Bristol Short Story Prize has been won by Abhishek Sengupta for his story, Things to Do on the Eve of Your Killing. To find out more about Abhishek’s win and his writing, here’s a fascinating interview with him.
Marie Gethins won second prize and Keza O’Neill won third prize. The top 3 stories plus the other 17 on the 2023 shortlist are available now in our brilliant new Volume 16 anthology which can be ordered from our publisher, Tangent Books. It is also available to order from bookshops and online outlets.
Keza O’Neill also won the 2023 Sansom Award for Bristol writers with her story, Lucky Strike.
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.