The 2021 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based.

20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 14. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony in October 2021.

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.

The judging panel is: literary agent, Irene Baldoni; manager of Foyles’ bookshop in Bristol, Tom Robinson; award-winning writer, Mahsuda Snaith.

Entry fee is £9 per story.

Full details and rules of the 2021 Bristol Short Story Prize are available here.

Closing date: Midnight (BST) 5th May 2021.