Short Story Prize

The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2021 is now open for entries.

We’re looking for new and original fiction up to 3,500 words. Stories can be any length (up to 3500 words) style, or subject. There is no set theme.

The entry fee is £5 per story. Max three entries per person.


1st Prize   – £150

2nd Prize – £50

3rd Prize – £25

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 and Melissa Fu.

Deadline:  1st June 2021


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. This year we are also offering a short feedback report of up to 250 words on your story. The fee for this is £30 and must be selected at the time of submission.

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