Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.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 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. Enter online or by post.The closing date is midnight on May 1st 2019. 20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 12. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist. 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. This year we are introducing The Sansom Award in recognition of the contribution to Bristol publishing of John and Angela Sansom at Redcliffe Press. A prize of £100 will be awarded to the highest placed story by a Bristol writer. For full details of rules and prizes visit www.bristolprize.co.uk/rules
The 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Dizz Tate (left) for her story, Cowboy Boot. 2nd prize went to Chloe Wilson (right) and a joint 3rd prize was awarded to Helen Rye and Zeus Sumra, (above with guest speaker, Sharmaine Lovegrove, and judging panel chair, Kate Johnson). We have interviewed Dizz about her win, here.
There is more good news for Chloe Wilson (right); she has been signed by literary agent Kate Johnson of the New York based MacKenzie Wolf Literary Agency. Kate chaired this year’s Bristol Short Story Prize judging panel and is part of the judging panel for our 2019 competition. Read more about this here.
Dizz’s winning story and the other 19 on the shortlist for our 2018 writing competition are now available 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 shortly.
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