Short Story Prize

We’re thrilled to announce the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2019 is now open for entries. We’re looking for new and original fiction under 3000 words.

Stories can be any length (up to 3000 words) style, or subject. There is no set theme.

£7 per story. Max three entries per person. Writers submitting from within Leicestershire can submit for a discounted fee of £3. Free entry for current students at De Montfort University, Loughborough University and University of Leicester.


1st Prize   – £100 and a bundle of books

2nd Prize – £50 and a bundle of books

3rd Prize – A bundle of books

A longlist of a maximum of 20 stories will be published in an anthology. A shortlist will be selected by our esteemed judging panel, including writers Rebecca Burns, Jonathan Taylor and Susmita Bhattacharya.

Deadline:  15th April 2019


Please pay for your entry before completing the form below. If you have any problems with the form please use this link instead. If you’re submitting a free entry you will still need to complete the form.

You can then submit your entry via email to prize@leicesterwrites.co.uk with Leicester Short Story Prize 2019 in the subject heading. Do not put your name on your entry. Alternative payment methods available. See Full rules.


Leicester Short Story Prize

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