Our annual London Short Story Prize seeks to discover, publish and profile the best stories and writers coming out of the capital.
The London Short Story Prize is Spread the Word’s annual prize for talented London short story writers. The Prize’s aim is to find the best short stories from writers in the capital. Now in its seventh year, we’re thrilled to open for entries to the London Short Story Prize 2019.
This year’s judges are writers Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Eley Williams, and literary agent Charlotte Seymour from Andrew Nurnberg Associates.
The winner of the London Short Story Prize 2019 will receive £1000 and their short story will be published in Open Pen London. Two highly commended writers will each receive £250. The full longlist will see their short stories published in the London Short Story Prize 2019 Anthology.
Submissions are open for the London Short Story Prize from midday on Friday 14 June to 5pm on Monday 7 October. For more information on how to enter please visit: https://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/the-london-short-story-prize-2019-is-open-for-entries/
This year we’re also offering 50 low-income writers free entry into the Prize: https://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/50-free-entries-for-low-income-writers-for-the-london-short-story-prize-2019/
The Prize is produced in partnership with Kingston University Press.