Entry Dealine Approaching!
There are just over 4 weeks left to enter the 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize. 20 stories will be shortlisted and published in the 10th Bristol Short Story Prize anthology. The winnner and 2 runners up will be chosen from the shortlist. First prize is £1,000, 2nd prize is £700, and 3rd prize is £400. All 17 remaining shortlisted writers will receive £100. Full details and rules are available here.
Nothing makes us happier than seeing writers we have published go on to further publication and success.There are 3 books we’re really looking forward to reading over the next few months. Our 2014 winner Mahsuda Snaith will see her debut novel, The Things We Thought We Knew, published in June by Penguin Random House imprint Doubleday.
Kate Brown, who won 3rd prize in last year’s competition and was shortlisted for the 2010 Bristol Short Story Prize is having her debut novel, The Women of Versailles, published by Seren Books in May.
Prestigious prize listings
Congratulations to Joanna Campbell, Danielle McLaughlin and Melanie Whipman whose short story collections have been longlisted for this year’s highly prestigious Edge Hill Short Story Prize, the only UK-based award that recognizes excellence in a published short story collection. Previous winners have included Kevin Barry and Sarah Hall.
Congratulations are also due to our 2012 runner-up, Alys Conran, whose debut novel Pigeon has been shortlisted for the 2017 Dylan Thomas Prize, The Dylan Thomas Prize is awarded to the best published literary work in the English language written by an author aged 39 or under and is the largest literary prize in the world for young writers at £30,000.
Best of luck to all four writers, we look forward to hearing more exciting news!
Danielle and Melanie have also had short stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the last week or so. You can listen to Danielle’s story, The Beating of Tiny Wings, until April 23rd, and catch Melanie’s story, Llama Sutra, until April 27th.
As we approach the publication of our 10th anthology this October it’s so great to hear all this really good news about writers who have been published in our previous anthologies.
With that in mind, get sharpening those pencils and refilling those pens; just 4 weeks to go!