Sunday 25 March 2018


We’re thrilled to announce the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2018 is now open for entries. We’re looking for new and original fiction under 3000 words.

Stories can be any length (up to 3000 words) style, or subject. There is no set theme.

£7 per story. Max three entries per person. Writers submitting from within Leicestershire can submit for a discounted fee of £3.

1st Prize – £100 and a bundle of books

2nd Prize – £50 and a bundle of books

3rd Prize – A bundle of books

A longlist of a maximum of 20 stories will be published in an anthology. A shortlist will be selected by our esteemed judging panel, including writers Rebecca Burns, Jon McGregor, and our 2017 winner, C. G. Menon.

Deadline: 2nd April 2018

Please pay for your entry before completing the form below. If you have any problems with the form please use this link instead.

You can then submit your entry via email to with Leicester Short Story Prize 2018 in the subject heading. Do not put your name on your entry. Alternative payment methods available. See Full rules.

Leicester Short Story Prize

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