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2014 Bristol Short Story Prize


Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Entry Fees

£8.00 per story


1st £1000 plus £150 Waterstone’s gift card
2nd £700 plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card
3rd £400 plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card

17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the writers whose stories appear on the shortlist. All 20 shortlisted writers will have their stories published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 7.


Open to all published and unpublished writers, UK and non-UK based, over 16 years of age. Stories can be on any theme or subject and entry can be made online via the website or by post. Entries must be previously unpublished with a maximum length of 4,000 words (There is no minimum).

20 stories will be shortlisted. The 20 shortlisted writers will be invited to an awards ceremony in Bristol in October 2014 when the winners will be announced and the anthology launched. Prizes will be sent to any writer who is unable to attend the awards ceremony.

Judging panel :
Sara Davies (writer, former Radio 4 producer) Rowan Lawton (literary agent at Furniss Lawton), Sanjida O’Connell (writer and TV presenter) and Nikesh Shukla (author, performer and journalist)

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Contact Information

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