Bristol Prize

Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.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

The 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize is now closed. We will be announcing the longlist on this website on July 12th. Many, many thanks to all those who have entered.

The 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Stefanie Seddon for her brilliant BSSP Vol 9story, Kãkahu.  Find out more about Stefanie and her writing here, and about her securing a literary agent here.

Tanner McSwain from Chicago won 2nd prize for his story, The Red Sea, and 3rd prize went to Berlin-based Kate Brown.

Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 9, featuring the 3 winning stories plus the 17 other shortlisted stories is available to order from this website and from our publisher, Tangent Books, here.


You can follow us on Twitter for very regular updates on the competition and links to the exciting and dynamic world of short stories, writing, reading and publishing.