One of my favourite writing competitions (and not just because it’s local), Bristol Short Story Prize 2017 is now open for entries. Flick through any of their anthologies and you’ll discover a wonderful breadth of theme, topic and style.
The closing date for entries is May 3rd 2017. Submissions can be up to a maximum length of 4,000 words.
The judging panel will be chaired by Tania Hershman. Tania is joined on the panel by acclaimed author Roshi Fernando and award winning bookseller, Simon Key.
The 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Stefanie Seddon for her story, Kãka.
The 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Canadian writer Brent van Staalduinen for his story A Week on the Water.
The 2014 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Mahsuda Snaith for her story The Art of Flood Survival.
The 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by London-based writer, Paul McMichael, for his story, The House on St. John’s Avenue.
The writing competition prizes
First prize is £1,000. Second prize is £700, and third prize is £400.
Each of the 17 remaining shortlisted finalists will receive £100.
Entry fees are £8 each.
For full details or to enter, go to www.bristolprize.co.uk.
Got an event, challenge, competition or call for submissions you’d like to draw my attention to? Send me an email at Judy(at)socket creative(dot)com.