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Bristol Short Story Prize 2018


The 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based.

  • Closing date: midnight (BST) 1st May 2018.
  • Maximum word limit: 4,000. No minimum.
  • Entry fee: £8.00 for all stories submitted.
  • Entries must be previously unpublished.

Stories may be on any theme or subject and entry can be made online or by post.

20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 11. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony which will be held in Bristol Central Library on 13th October 2018.


  • 1st prize is £1,000.
  • 2nd prize is £700.
  • 3rd prize is £400.

17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers. All shortlisted writers will receive free copies of the anthology. Prizes will be sent to any writer on the shortlist who is unable to attend the awards ceremony.


The judging panel will be chaired by literary agent, Kate Johnson. Kate is joined on the panel by editor, Lucy Cowie, and writers Roshi Fernando and Polly Ho-Yen.

Full details and rules are available on the 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize website.

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