The 2022 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries and we are sending details in case any of your members may be interested.

The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based. The closing date for entries is midnight (BST) May 4th, 2022.

20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 15. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony in October 2022.

1st prize is £1,000, 2nd prize is £500, 3rd prize is £250. 17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers.

All shortlisted writers will receive 2 free copies of the anthology. Prizes will be sent to any writer on the shortlist who is unable to attend the awards ceremony.

The judging panel is: literary agent, Tom Drake-Lee; award-winning writer, Irenosen Okojie; independent bookshop manager, Jessica Taylor.

Entry fee is £9 per story. 250 free online entries are available to those for whom the entry fee is a barrier to submitting to the 2022 Bristol Short Story Prize. The free entries will be offered on a 50 per month basis with any remaining carried over to the following month. One free entry per person. No email request or any other method of application is necessary to use the free entry option.

Full details and rules of the 2022 Bristol Short Story Prize are available here.