5th May 2021
Who may enter
The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished.
Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date, May 5th 2021
The 2021 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to all published and unpublished writers. There is no geographical restriction on entry – the 2021 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to everyone, whether they are based in the UK or outside the UK.
Entries can be made online or by post. All entries must be in English. Online entries should be submitted via the online entry facility, usually in Word document, pdf or equivalent.
Postal entries will only be accepted as printed typescripts. There are no specific formatting requirements: font type, font size, line spacing etc. Writers may format their work in the way they feel is most appropriate – we do not specify any particular format for submissions.
The maximum length of submissions is 4,000 words (does not include title), there is no minimum length. Stories can be on any theme or subject and are welcome in any style including graphic, verse or genre-based (Crime, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Romance, Children’s etc..).
Judges include literary agent, Irene Baldoni; manager of Foyles’ bookshop in Bristol, Tom Robinson; writer, Mahsuda Snaith.
£9 per story
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. 20 stories will be shortlisted and published. How to enroll in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 14. All shortlisted writers will receive 2 free copies of the anthology.
How to enroll
Online entry submission link
Postal entry submission link
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