Creative writing competition: Bristol Short Story Prize 2020


13 March 2020
The international short fiction contest has a first prize of £1,000

The competition is for original, unpublished short stories in any style and on any subject by any writer, published or unpublished. All entries must be original and unpublished, and may be any length up to 4,000 words.

The first prize is £1,000. There is a second prize of £500, a third prize of £250 and 17 further commended writers will each get £100. There is also the Sansom Award for the highest-placed story by a Bristol writer. Winners and commended writers will be published in an anthology.

The entry fee is £9 per story.

The closing date is 30 April 2020.

For full details see the website.

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