2020 Results

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s winning stories for the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize. The winning stories were chosen by our fantastic judging panel, which includes writers Rebecca Burns, Selma Carvalho and Mark Newman. The winning stories in this year’s competition are: 1st prize: ‘Dissolution’ by Dan Powell 2nd prize: ‘The Taste of Sugar’ by… Continue reading 2020 Results

2020 Shortlist

We’re delighted to announce this year’s shortlist of 6 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize. The shortlist was chosen from 20 exceptional stories on this year’s longlist by our fantastic judging panel,including writers Rebecca Burns, Selma Carvalho and Mark Newman. Stories on this year’s shortlist include (in alphabetical order): Dissolution by Dan Powell Not Entirely… Continue reading 2020 Shortlist

2020 Longlist

We’re delighted to announce this year’s longlist of 20 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize. The longlist was chosen from more than 165 submissions received. Stories on this year’s longlist include (in alphabetical order): Black and White Blues by Richard Hooton Bottled Up by Matt Kendrick Continental Breakfast by Ed Barnfield Dissolution by… Continue reading 2020 Longlist

2019 Results

We’re delighted to announce this year’s winning stories for the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2019. The winning stories were chosen by our fantastic judging panel, which includes writers Rebecca Burns, Jonathan Taylor and Susmita Bhattacharya. The winning stories in this year’s competition are: 1st prize: ‘The New Boy’ by Mary Byrne 2nd prize: ‘Our Special… Continue reading 2019 Results

2019 Shortlist

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s shortlist of 9 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2019. The shortlist was chosen from 20 exceptional stories on this year’s longlist by our fantastic judging panel, including writers Rebecca Burns, Jonathan Taylor and Susmita Bhattacharya. Stories on this year’s shortlist include (in alphabetical order): Amended Endings… Continue reading 2019 Shortlist

2019 Longlist

We’re delighted to announce this year’s longlist of 20 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2019. The longlist was chosen from 150 submissions received. Stories on this year’s longlist include (in alphabetical order): Afterimage by Grace Haddon Amended Endings by Sharon Boyle As Yet Unpublished by Bev Haddon Asylum by Patricia M. Osborne… Continue reading 2019 Longlist

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. PRIZES 1st Prize  … Continue reading Short Story Prize

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Literature Festival

Leicester Writes is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing regional and diverse literary talent. We’re thrilled to announce our annual festival returns for its six year. Join us online for Home by 10 Fest throughout September and October for a jam-packed programme of workshops, readings and author talks all designed to help you… Continue reading Literature Festival

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Writers Meet Up

Writers Meet Up is a relaxed and informal meetup for writers living in and around Leicestershire. We’re a friendly group who are always happy to offer advice and inspiration. We welcome newbies. The format: Buy a drink, introduce yourself and see where the conversation leads… When: first Tuesday of each month.Where: *new venue* LCB depot… Continue reading Writers Meet Up

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Leicester Book Prize

Update: The Leicester Book Prize will return in 2020. PRIZE STATEMENT “As well as literary and aesthetic quality, we will reward texts which represent or embody the values which we see as characteristic of the city: diversity, individuality, multiculturalism, democracy and an ever-surprising eccentricity. For that reason, the prize will aim to treat texts which are independently… Continue reading Leicester Book Prize

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