Enter the Bath Short Story Award

Roman Baths pigeons by Judy DarleyThe annual Bath Short Story Award is open now for entries from aspiring and established writers worldwide. Why not use this time of event cancellations and self-isolation to dream up a prize-worthy work of fiction?

The competition closes to entries at midnight GMT on 19th April 2021. You’re invited to submit stories up to a maximum of 2200 words on any theme or subject.

This year, the judge is Norah Perkins, literary agent from from Curtis Brown. You can read an interview with Norah on how to make the most of your 2,200 words here.

Each submission costs £9.

The Bath Short Story Award prizes

  • First Prize – £1200
  • Second Prize – £300
  • Third prize -£100
  • Acorn Award for an unpublished writer of fiction £100
  • Local Prize – £50 in book vouchers from Mr B’s Emporium of Books, Bath.

In addition, the top 20 entries will feature in the Bath Short Award anthology 2021, to be published by Ad Hoc Fiction.

Find full details of how to enter here. Good luck!