Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.
In the current uncertain situation, we wanted to take the opportunity to reassure you that the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize is continuing to run as normal and we are completely committed to this year’s competition.
Our deadline, and longlist and shortlist announcement dates remain the same: midnight (BST) April 30th entry deadline, July 22nd for the longlist announcement and July 29th for the shortlist announcement.
As ever, you are more than welcome to email us with any questions you may have on firstname.lastname@example.org
20 stories will be shortlisted published in out 13th anthology. 1st prize for 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.
For full details of the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize, visit www.bristolprize.co.uk/rules
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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