November 30, 2010

Get your Story Straight! The Bristol Prize now open!

The last month of the old year not even gone and already people can't wait for the new! With the Aeon Award 2010 closing its door tonight at midnight (the 30th of November), the Bristol Prize 2011 is open for entries as of today.

This rather young but prestigious award hands out £1000 for the first prize, £700 for the second prize and £400 for the third prize, plus several gift certificates for major retailers (Waterstone's, etc) and shortlists 20 of its entries, each of which get a £100 gift certificate. Every shortlisted story is automatically published in next years anthology.

Rules are simple. Stories cannot exceed 3000 words and must be written in the English language. Everything is else is open. Stories can be genre-based writing, like sci-fi, fantasy, romance, historical and so on or in any style including graphics. It doesn't matter where you come from, as long as the story is written in the English language.

Closing date is 31st of March 2011, so dot those i's and cross those t's and hand in your best effort. For more info click

The Bristol Short Story Prize was founded by the editors of the quarterly cultural magazine Bristol Review of Books in 2007 with the aim of publishing great short stories and raising funds for the magazine, enabling it to remain a free publication. The magazine specializes not only in book reviews but also publishes features and comment on a wide range of cultural events, history and arts. 

Other contests I'm entering:

Bridport Prize
Aeon Award

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