Bristol Short Story Prize Entry competition is now accepting story from all writers worldwide, UK and non-UK based. The Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers. They publish an annual anthology of the winning stories as well as presenting cash prizes.
Host Country: 

  • United Kingdom

Host Organisation:

  • Bristol Short Story Prize Entry

Theme of the Stories:

  • 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, Romance, Children’s etc..)

Prizes:
Prizes for 2018 are:

  • 1st prize-£1000,
  • 2nd prize -£700, 3rd prize -£400.
  • Each of the 17 remaining shortlisted writers will receive £100.
  • Also each of the 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize shortlisted authors will receive 2 free copies of the paperback version of Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 11 and will be able to purchase further copies at a discount of 50%. All 2018 Bristol Short Story prize shortlisted writers will be able to purchase any number of copies of any volume of Bristol Short Story Prize Anthologies at a discount of 50

Bristol Story Competition Aims:

  • To publish a brilliant short story anthology every year full of fresh and original stories, and to get it stocked in as many bookshops as possible. This includes high street chains, independent shops and online booksellers.
  • To inspire and encourage writers.
  • To discover and promote previously unpublished writers.
  • To provide an opportunity for writers to get published.
  • To share our enthusiasm for short stories in as many ways and with as many people as possible.
  • To establish Bristol as a short story centre.
  • To raise the profile, support and raise funds for Bristol Review of Books magazine. (BROB magazine is not being published at the moment but we hope to be part of its return to publication at some stage in the future.)

Competition’s Rules:

  • Competition is open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.
  • Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date, May 1st 2018.
  • 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, Romance, Children’s etc..)
  • Entries will not be returned. Please keep a copy. No corrections or alterations can be made after receipt of an entry.
  • Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been previously published, in print or online (including self-published, ebook, magazines, journals, websites, blogs, social network sites), or broadcast or won a prize in another writing competition on or before October 13th 2018.
  • Entries will be read and judged anonymously; entrants’ names and contact details should only appear on the entry form and not anywhere on their stories/manuscripts. The stories/manuscripts must be free of all personal information about the author. This includes age and address.

For detail information, Please read all the rules given on the official website.
How to Apply:
The online entry process is in 3 stages.

  • Stage 1: please enter your contact details and click submit.
  • Stage 2: please upload your story/stories that you wish to enter (usually in word documents and pdfs or equivalent formats)and click submit.
  • You will then see a summary of your entry fee and/or anthology order. Click checkout to continue. You will then be taken to the Paypal website to pay your entry fee – you will be offered a choice of paying by credit/debit card or via a Paypal account if you have one and would prefer to use it.
  • Stage 3: Enter your credit/debit card details and complete payment

Postly Entry:
To enter the 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize by post please click on the
‘2018 entry form’ link to download this year’s entry form.
Application Deadline: 

  • May 1, 2018



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