Our awards ceremonies are always great occasions. We get to meet some of the shortlisted writers whose stories have illuminated our year and they get to meet each other. The Reading Room at Bristol Central Library provides the most appropriate setting.
Our guest speaker was visionary publisher at Dialogue Books, Sharmaine Lovegrove
Chair of the judging panel, literary agent Kate Johnson, announced the winners and spoke about the judging process
We were also able to celebrate the work of this year’s cover designer, Valentina Vinci, recent Illustration graduate from the University of the West of England. Our 11th anthology featuring all 20 shortlisted stories from the 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize is available now from Tangent Books.
It was wonderful that 13 of this year’s shortlisted writers were able to be at the awards event, to celebrate their work with the judges and guest speakers.