2019 Results

We’re delighted to announce this year’s winning stories for the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2019. The winning stories were chosen by our fantastic judging panel, which includes writers Rebecca Burns, Jonathan Taylor and Susmita Bhattacharya. The winning stories in this year’s competition are: 1st prize: ‘The New Boy’ by Mary Byrne 2nd prize: ‘Our Special …

2019 Shortlist

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s shortlist of 9 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2019. The shortlist was chosen from 20 exceptional stories on this year’s longlist by our fantastic judging panel, including writers Rebecca Burns, Jonathan Taylor and Susmita Bhattacharya. Stories on this year’s shortlist include (in alphabetical order): Amended Endings …

2019 Longlist

We’re delighted to announce this year’s longlist of 20 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2019. The longlist was chosen from 150 submissions received. Stories on this year’s longlist include (in alphabetical order): Afterimage by Grace Haddon Amended Endings by Sharon Boyle As Yet Unpublished by Bev Haddon Asylum by Patricia M. Osborne …

Literature Festival

Leicester Writes is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing regional and diverse literary talent. We’re thrilled to announce the Leicester Writes Festival is back for its fifth year. Join us for a weekend in October for a jam-packed programme of workshops, readings and author talks all designed to help you develop your writing talent and …

Writers Meet Up

Writers Meet Up is a relaxed and informal meetup for writers living in and around Leicestershire. We’re a friendly group who are always happy to offer advice and inspiration. We welcome newbies. The format: Buy a drink, introduce yourself and see where the conversation leads… When: first Tuesday of each month.Where: *new venue* LCB depot …

Leicester Book Prize

Update: The Leicester Book Prize will return in 2020. PRIZE STATEMENT “As well as literary and aesthetic quality, we will reward texts which represent or embody the values which we see as characteristic of the city: diversity, individuality, multiculturalism, democracy and an ever-surprising eccentricity. For that reason, the prize will aim to treat texts which are independently …

2018 Results

We’re delighted to announce this year’s winning stories for the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2018. The winning stories were chosen by our fantastic judging panel, which includes writers Rebecca Burns, Jon McGregor and last year’s winner, CG Menon. The winning stories in this year’s competition are: 1st prize: ‘How Do We Die?’ by Selma Carvalho …

Shortlist

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s shortlist for the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize. The shortlist was chosen from 20 longlisted stories by our fantastic panel of judges which includes writers Rebecca Burns, Jon McGregor and last year’s winner, CG Menon. Stories on this year’s shortlist include (in alphabetical order): Get Along Without You Now by …

Longlist

We’re delighted to announce this year’s longlist of 20 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2018. The longlist was chosen from 185 submissions received. Stories on this year’s longlist include (in alphabetical order): A Birthday Gift by Reshma Ruia A motionless stuffed bear by Judy Birkbeck Black and Blue by Alison Woodhouse Catapult …