short stories

The Bristol Short Story Prize is an annual international writing competition in its 14th year in 2021. 20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 14 by Tangent Books. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony. The 2021 judging panel is: literary agent, Irene Baldoni; manager of Foyles’ bookshop in Bristol, Tom Robinson; and award-winning writer, Mahsuda Snaith.

Unit 5.16, Paintworks Bath Road, BRISTOL BS4 3EH UK
Contact Name
Joe Melia, Co-ordinator
Paying Market
Submission Information
• Entries can be made online or by post. • Entries must be previously unpublished • Maximum word count 4,000 words; no minimum word count.
Tips & General Information
BSSP welcomes stories on any theme or subject, in any style or genre and in any storytelling tradition.
£9.00 (about 16 AUD)

Imagine 2200 draws inspiration from Afrofuturism, as well as Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, disabled, feminist, and queer futures, and the genres of hopepunk and solarpunk. They are seeking short stories that centre on climate solutions from the most impacted communities and bring into focus what a just, regenerative future could look like.

Submission Information
Submissions must be short, fictional stories, between 3,000–5,000 words.

This biennial competition is organised by The Neil Gunn Trust in partnership with High Life Highland. Writers worldwide are invited to choose one of the themes and interpret it in any way they wish – the entries do not have to be set in Scotland or during the time when Neil Gunn himself was writing. Stories up to 2500 words, written in English, Scots or a combination of both.

Every 2 years