The 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize Is Open for Entries

From Bristol Short Story Prize


Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competitionopen to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.  The 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. Enter online or by post.The closing date is midnight on May 1st 2019. For full details of rules and prizes visit www.bristolprize.co.uk/rules.

©Barbara Evripidou/FirstAvenuePhotography.com

The 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Dizz Tate for her story, Cowboy Boot. 2nd prize went to Chloe Wilson and a joint 3rd prize was awarded to Helen Rye and Zeus Sumra, (above with guest speaker, Sharmaine Lovegrove, and judging panel chair, Kate Johnson). Dizz was interviewed about her win, here.

Dizz Tate

There is more good news for Chloe Wilson; she has been signed by literary agent Kate Johnson of the New York based MacKenzie Wolf Literary Agency. Kate chaired this year’s Bristol Short Story Prize judging panel and is part of the judging panel for the 2019 competition. Read more about this here.

Chloe Wilson

Dizz’s winning story and the other 19 on the shortlist for our 2018 writing competition are now available in a brilliant new anthology which can be ordered from Bristol’s publisher, Tangent Books. It is also available to order from bookshops and the usual online outlets shortly.

You can follow Bristol Prize on Twitter for very regular updates on the writing competition and links to the exciting and dynamic world of short stories, writing, reading and publishing.

Show More


A Malawian online literary magazine that publishes poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *