Enter the Bath Short Story Award 2022

Roman Baths pigeons by Judy DarleyThe annual Bath Short Story Award is open now for entries from aspiring and established writers worldwide.

The competition closes to entries on Monday, April 11th at midnight BST. You’re invited to submit stories up to a maximum of 2,200 words on any theme or subject.

This year, the competition is judged by novelist, short story writer, playwright and writing teacher Paul McVeigh. You can read an interview with Paul to find out what he looks for in a short story.

Each submission costs £9.

The Bath Short Story Award prizes

  • £1200, first prize
  • £300, second prize
  • £100, third prize
  • £100, the Acorn Award for an unpublished writer of fiction.
  • £50 in book vouchers for the local prize, donated by Mr B’s Emporium of Books.

The longlist and shortlist for the 2022 Award is likely to be announced in July 2022 and the winners by August 2022.

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