The 2023 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. We are sending you details in case it’s of interest to your members.
The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based.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) April 26th, 2023.

20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 16. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony in October 2023.

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, Abi Fellows; writer, editor and creative producer, Heather Marks; writer and independent bookshop manager, Daniel Ross.

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 2023 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 2023 Bristol Short Story Prize are available here.

For more information contact: [email protected]