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2023 Bristol Short Story Prize

We are delighted to announce that the 2023 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries.

20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 16 by Tangent Books. 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.

Submission Guidelines:

The competition deadline is midnight (BST), 26 April 2023.

For full details, please refer here.

Enquiries about submissions should be directed to Bristol Short Story Prize, please always refer to their website for complete details and information.

Please note, this prize is run by Bristol Short Story Prize, not the Commonwealth Foundation.