Creative writing competition: V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize 2022


20 April 2022
Win a £1,000 prize for the best unpublished short story of the year

The V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize was founded by the Royal Society of Literature to commemorate the centenary of the birth, in 1900, of the writer and literary critic.

The annual competition awards a £1,000 prize and the winner's story is published in Prospect magazine and the RSL Review. This year's judges are Jenn Ashworth, Cynan Jones and Emma Paterson.

The competition is open to writers resident in the UK, Republic of Ireland and the Commonwealth. Stories should be original, unpublished and between 2,000 and 4,000 words.

The entry fee is £7.50 per story.

The closing date is 1 July. The are 50 free entries available for low-income writers, who should apply for free entry before 17 June.

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For full details see the website.


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