The 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. The annual international writing competition includes all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers. Closing date is midnight (BST) on April 30th, 2020. 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. The Sansom Award will be presented to the highest placed story by a Bristol writer.

For full details of the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize, visit

From left to right: Judge Billy Kahora with S. Bhattacharya-Woodward and Cherise Saywell.

The 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize has been won by Australian writer Cameron Stewart (left) for his story, Black Snow. 2nd prize went to Cherise Saywell and 3rd prize was awarded to S. Bhattacharya-Woodward. The inaugural Sansom Award for Bristol writers was won by Ali Bacon.

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