2018 Results

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

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

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 …

2017 Results

2017 Results

We’re happy to announce this year’s winning stories for the inaugural Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2017. The winning stories were chosen by our esteemed judging panel, which includes writers Rebecca Burns, Divya Ghelani, Nina Stibbe, and Grace Haddon as well as bookseller, Debbie James. The winning stories in this year’s competition are: 1st prize: Aunty by …

Shortlist

Shortlist

We’re delighted to announce this year’s shortlist for the inaugural Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2017. The shortlist was chosen from 20 long-listed stories by our esteemed judging panel, which includes writers Rebecca Burns, Divya Ghelani, Nina Stibbe, and Grace Haddon as well as bookseller, Debbie James. Stories on this year’s shortlist include (in alphabetical order): …

Longlist

Longlist

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s longlist of 20 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2017. The longlist was chosen from 102 submissions received during our inaugural campaign. Stories on this year’s longlist include (in alphabetical order): A Peculiar Circle by Matthew Rhodes An Evening Out by Asha Krishna Aunty by C. G. Menon …

Rules

Rules

These are the full terms and conditions for The Leicester Writes Short Story Competition 2019. 1. The Leicester Writes Short Story Competition 2019 is open to all ages and nationalities across the world. Both published and unpublished writers are invited to submit. The prize aims to encourage new writing. 2. All entries must be original …

Meet the Judges

Meet the Judges

Rebecca Burns Rebecca Burns is a writer of short stories and fiction. Her work has been published in over thirty online and print journals. She has won or been placed in many competitions including the Fowey Festival of Words and Music Short Story Competition. Her debut collection of short stories, Catching the Barrmundi, was published by Odyssey Books …