About Us

Leicester Writes Short Story prize is an international short story competition open to published and unpublished writers. Set up in 2017, the prize is managed by small independent publisher Dahlia Books.

Each year, the prize invites writers to submit their short story – on any theme or subject. Entries are read blind and a longlist of up to 20 stories are sent to our named judges. Our longlisted authors are published in a beautiful anthology and invited to a prize ceremony held in Leicester in the autumn.