21 December 2021
The annual contest has a £1,000 for the winner
The Bristol Short Story Prize is for original, unpublished short stories up to 4,000 words, in any genre or style. It is open to all writers, publlished and unpublished.
The first prize is £1,000, and there are second and third prizes of £500 and 3250. Seventeen further shortlisted writers will each win £100. All 20 shortlisted entries will be published in Bristol Short Story prize Anthology Volume 15 by Tangent Books. The £100 Samson Award will be presented to the highest-placed story by a Bristol writer. This year's judging panel is literary agent Tom Drake, writer Irenosen Okojie and independent bookshop manager Jessica Taylor.
The entry fee is £9 per story. 250 free online entries are available for writers for whom the entry fee is a barrier to submitting.
The closing date is 4 May 2022.
For full details see the website.