Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.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 longlist has been announced. Congratulations to the 40 writers whose stories have been selected and good luck to them for the next stage of the competition. This year’s shortlist of 20 stories will be announced on Wednesday July 29th 2020, at 2pm (BST).
Those 20 stories will be published in this year’s anthology in October. The winner of this year’s Bristol Short Story Prize, the two runners up, plus the Sansom Award for Bristol-based writers will also be announced in October.
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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