Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.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 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize shortlist has been announced. Many, many congratulations to the 20 writers on the list. This year’s winning story and writer will be announced at our awards ceremony in October. The 8th Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology, featuring all 20 shortlisted stories, will be launched at the event.
The 2014 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Mahsuda Snaith (above) for her wonderful story The Art of Flood Survival.
Mahsuda’s winning story plus the other 19 shortlisted stories are now available in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 7 (“a stunning collection of contemporary short stories“, Scott Pack) which you can buy from this website here. It is also available online from Tangent Books (our new publisher), Waterstones, Book Depository, and Amazon and some bookshops. If your favourite bookshop doesn’t have it in stock, they will be able to order it for you.
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