The 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. 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

'I started to feel very guilty, as though I’d perpetrated a crime, a rort' - Stephanie Johnson

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