Our annual London Short Story Prize seeks to discover, publish and profile the best stories and writers coming out of the capital.
The Prize is now open for its sixth year of entries. The 2018 judges are authors Guy Gunaratne, Clare Fisher and literary agent, Sarah Such.
The winner will receive £1,000 and a meeting with an agent. Two highly commended authors will receive £250 and a meeting with an editor. Further prizes include spaces on Spread the Word courses, and membership to the London Writers Network. Additionally, the winner, highly commended and shortlisted writers will see their stories published in the London Short Story Anthology 2018, produced by Kingston University Press and launched in April 2019.
Entry is £8 per story (up to 5,000 words). We’re also offering 50 free entries to low-income writers. To apply for this please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, postcode and a short paragraph on why you are eligible for a free entry along with supporting documentation.
You can find out more about what this entails in the Prize rules and guidelines listed here. If your question or query isn’t listed then please get in touch. Writers can submit online or by post. All postal entries must have an entry form attached to their submission.
The deadline to enter is 5pm on Monday 17 September 2018.