The Bristol Short Story Prize aims to publish the best previously unpublished short stories and promote the stories and writers as much as we can. We are absolutely committed to raising the profile of the short story and making it accessible and available to as wide an audience as possible.
We publish an annual anthology of the 20 stories that are selected for the shortlist of our yearly international writing competition
These stand-out stories from the 2009 Bristol Short Story Prize demonstrate the infinite possibilities short fiction offers in a vibrant collection full of fresh styles and unique voices. From modern-day Manhattan to Second World War Swansea; from South Africa to South Carolina; these previously unpublished tales introduce an international line-up of irresistible storytellers.