The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2017

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our annual short story prize which 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.


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, Divya Ghelani, Nina Stibbe, and Grace Haddon as well as bookseller, Debbie James.

Deadline:  3rd April 2017


Please pay for your entry before completing the form below. You can then submit your entry via email to with Leicester Short Story Prize 2017 in the subject heading. Do not put your name on your entry. Full rules.

Leicester Short Story Prize


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