20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 12. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony in October 2019.
1st prize is £1,000 (about AUD 1,800), 2nd prize is £500 (about AUD 900), 3rd prize is £250 (about AUD 450). 17 further prizes of £100 (about AUD 180) will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers.
All shortlisted writers will receive 2 free copies of the anthology. Prizes will be sent to writers who are unable to be at the awards ceremony.
The judging panel will be chaired by literary agent, Kate Johnson. Kate will be joined on the panel by editor, Lucy Cowie, and writers Billy Kahora and Polly Ho-Yen.
The competition is open to all writers. The closing date for entries is midnight (BST) May 1st 2019.
Stories may be on any theme or subject and must be previously unpublished.
Maximum word count is 4,000, there is no minimum. Entry fee is £9 (about AUD 16) per story.
Prizes will be sent to any writer on the shortlist who is unable to attend the awards ceremony.
For full details and rules on the 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize please click here.