Short Story Prize

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 …

Short Story Prize

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 …

Short Story Prize

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 …

Short Story Prize

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 …

Short Story Prize

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 …

Short Story Prize

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 …

Short Story Prize

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): …

Short Story Prize

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 …

Short Story Prize

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 …