The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2024.

The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2024 is now open.

We’re looking for new and original fiction under 3,500 words.

Stories can be any length (up to 3,500 words) style, or subject. There is no set theme.

£7 per story. Max three entries per person.


1st Prize   – £200

2nd Prize – £100

3rd Prize – £75

A longlist of a maximum of 20 stories will be published in an anthology and all authors receive a complimentary copy. A shortlist and overall winners will be selected by our esteemed judging panel Abi Hynes, Iqbal Hussain, and Laura Coleman.

Deadline:  23:59 on 15 July 2024.


Please use the form below to submit your entry. As we read submissions blind please do not put your name on your entry or in your file name. Your file must be saved as a .doc or .docx file otherwise it will not be accepted.

If you would like a short feedback report of up to 250 words on your story please choose this option below. The fee for feedback is £30 and must be selected at the time of submission. Please select the option for feedback along with the number of entries you are submitting.

See Full rules.