Creative writing competition: V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize 2024


10 May 2023
Win a £1,000 prize for the best unpublished short story of the year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 Julia Armfield, Fred D'Aguiar and Juliet Jacques.

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 Stories should be original, unpublished and between 2,000 and 4,000 words.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 September.

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For full details see the website.


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