The 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize, in association with Tangent Books, is open for entries. The writing competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based.
20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 12. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony which will be held in Bristol in October 2019.
1st prize is £1,000, 2nd prize is £500, 3rd prize is £250. 17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers. All shortlisted writers will receive 2 free copies of the anthology. Prizes will be sent to any writer on the shortlist who is unable to attend the awards ceremony.
The winning story will also be published in Bristol 24/7 magazine.
This year we are introducing The Sansom Award in recognition of the contribution to Bristol publishing of John and Angela Sansom at Redcliffe Press. A prize of £100 will be awarded to the highest placed story by a Bristol writer.
The closing date for entries to our 2019 writing competition is midnight (BST) May 1st 2019. The maximum word limit is 4,000, there is no minimum. Stories may be on any theme or subject and entry can be made online or by post. There is an £9 entry fee for all stories submitted and entries must be previously unpublished.
For full details and rules for the 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize, visit www.bristolprize.co.uk/rules
The latest Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology is available from Tangent Books, bookshops and online. It features the 20 stories shortlisted for our 2018 writing competition, including Dizz Tate’s winning story, Cowboy Boot.