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):… Continue reading Shortlist


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… Continue reading Longlist


These are the full terms and conditions for The Leicester Writes Short Story Competition. 1. The Leicester Writes Short Story Competition 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 Both published and unpublished writers are invited to submit.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 All entries must be original unpublished prose,… Continue reading Rules

Meet the Judges

Rebecca Burns Rebecca Burns is a writer of short stories and fiction. Her work has been published in over thirty online and print journals. She has won or been placed in many competitions including the Fowey Festival of Words and Music Short Story Competition. Her debut collection of short stories, Catching the Barramundi, was published by Odyssey Books… Continue reading Meet the Judges