Bristol Prize

Closing date countdown

Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.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 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize is now open to all writers worldwide, UK and non-UK based. The closing date for entries is May 1st 2018. Entry can be made online or by post. For full details and rules please click here.

Photo: Michael Lloyd

The 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Dima Alzayat  for her story, Ghusl. Following her win Dima has been signed by literary agent Juliet Pickering – read more here.

We have interviewed Dima about her win, her writing and what this very talented writer’s aims are, here. 





Dima’s winning story and the other 19 on the shortlist are now available in our brilliant new anthology which can be ordered from our publisher, Tangent Books. It will also be available to order from bookshops and the usual online outlets shortly.

We’ll have more on our awards ceremony and Dima’s triumph very soon.




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