BSSA 2024 Now Open for Entries

Our eleventh international award is open today, Thursday 14th December. We welcome short stories by writers from around the world on all subjects and themes. Closing date, Monday 15th April 2024, midnight BST.

Word Limit 2200 words. No lower word limit.

Entry fee £9.00 Enter here.

Judge Award winning novelist and short story champion, Sophie Haydock. Read our interview with her.

First prize: £1200
Second prize £300
Third prize £100
Acorn Award for an unpublished witer £100
Local writer prize £50 in book vouchers donated by Mr B’s Emporium of Books, Bath.

Final Results out by July/August 2024.
N.B. To be informed as soon as the longlist is announced on this website, join our mailing list (sign up in the box on the right of this page) to recceive news emails from us.

We produce an anthology containing up to twenty of the winning and shortlisted writers, published November or December 2024. Free contributor copy.

*Simultaneous submissions accepted. Just let us know asap and before July if your story is accepted elsewhere.
Please check all the rules before entering. Thanks

Buy our 2023 Anthology. Now available from and from Amazon in paperback worldwide. Nineteen wonderful stories within, including our winners and shortlisted