Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.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 2022 Bristol Short Story Prize shortlist has been announced. Many congratulations to the 20 writers selected for the list. We’ll be announcing the winner of this year’s BSSP and publishing our 15th anthology featuring the 20 shortlisted stories at an awards ceremony on October 15th.
The 2021 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Isidora Cortes-Monroy for her story, Cake for the Disappeared. Amanda Ong won second prize and Sarah Tinsley was awarded third prize. The top 3 stories plus the other 17 on the 2021 shortlist are available now in our brilliant new Volume 14 anthology which can be ordered from our publisher, Tangent Books. It is also available to order from bookshops and online outlets.
Stefan Mohamed won the 2021 Sansom Award for Bristol writers. You can read his story, Reservation, here.
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.