2019 Bath Short Story Award


The seventh international Bath Short Story Award is now open for entries and closes at midnight BST, 15th April 2019. The longlist will be published in mid-late June, 2019, the short list in mid July and final results will be out in late July This year the short list judge is literary agent, Samuel Hodder, from Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.

Prizes for the 2019 Award are: £1200 first prize, £300 second prize, £100 third prize, £100 for the Acorn Award (for an unpublished writer), £50  for the local prize.

We accept stories online or by post up to 2200 words long on any theme and subject.

£8.00 per entry. Check the rules for more details and enter here.

Our anthology of the twenty winning and shortlisted stories from the 2018 BSSA Award is now available for sale in several different currencies from our  new publisher, Ad Hoc Fiction’s online bookshop.

We look forward to reading your entries this year.