Buy Anthologies


The 2018 Anthology of winning and shortlisted stories from the 2018 Bath Short Story Award is available in several different currencies for world wide posting from Ad Hoc Fiction’s (our new publisher) online bookshop

We are delighted that Eiinor Nash has again designed the book cover using her collage picture of a Bath Building. We use a different background colour with the same image each year. Next year, it will be the pineapple yellow of the header on this website.


Buy our 2017 anthology via Paypal below. Eighteen winning and listed stories.

” A funny yet heartbreaking tale about a teenager and her fascination with writing. A widow and her golden horse. When the names of plants disappear. Broken vases and broken hearts. A slow revelation about a marriage… These six winning stories and the twelve dazzling others in the anthology will keep you gripped”

Judge Euan Thorneycroft said. ‘I was looking for originality, authenticity and confidence — and in the stories here, all three were in ample evidence”

NB. We only post copies of the anthology to UK residents at the moment. Costs of posting to other countries available soon.

Those local to Bath can also buy from Mr B’s Emporium of Books.

£12.00 inc postage and packaging (UK only)


bssa-2016-blue-coverBuy  the 2016 BSSA anthology via paypal or as a paypal guest with any card.  below. Twenty wonderful stories –The last journey of a refugee. A novel approach to infertility. Coming of age in the 1980s with the Cuban boys in town. Hopes desires and intrigues feature in this compelling collection of the winning and shortlisted entries from the Bath Short Story Award, 2016. Judged by BBC Radio 4 producer Mair Bosworth as ‘startling, imaginative story telling’ with ‘brilliantly drawn characters who have really stuck with me”

£9.50 inc post and packing. UK purchasers only.

Purchasers from other countries can buy from Amazon 


The 2015  BSSA Anthology is still available in print and digital format 2015 anthology

Special offer at £6 inc p & p via paypal button below

Twenty stories – the winning, shortlisted and a selection of the longlisted stories from the 2015 award – “A hot, tragic summer in 1980s Belfast. The loss of love echoed through the Shipping Forecast. A woman writes ‘love’ letters for illiterate girls in the Far East. The Kilburnie Kings hit the town. An old lady makes final plans for ‘moksha’. These winning stories and other selected ones in the 2015 collection, ‘deal with the way we live in all corners of the world; diversity in action and emotion.’ Carrie Kania, literary agent and 2015 Bath Short Story Award shortlist judge.”

NB: Before you buy, please note that because of the cost of posting overseas we only sell the anthology on this site to UK residents. If you live elsewhere in the world, buy from Amazon 

UK residents only can now buy the print version of the 2015 anthology via paypal for £6 per copy (includes postage and packing).

Bath residents can also buy copies from Mr B’s Emporium of Books, Bath and Visit Bath


2014 Anthology


Artist  and writer, Elinor Nash pictured here, won the Bath Short Story Prize 2014 and also designed the 2014 cover for us

The 2014 Bath Short Story Award Anthology  was published  in October 2014  by the Self Publishing Partnership under their Brown Dog Books imprint and the cover designed by our 2014 prizewinner Elinor Nash, a  talented, exhibiting artist as well as a writer. The hard copy edition is now sold out but you can still buy the digital version from Amazon. Current price £4.17.

We had 1000 entries in the 2014 competition and this collection contains the winning, shortlisted  and selected longlisted stories. There are twenty stories in the volume, and the subject matter and writing styles are very different. We hope reading these wonderful stories, from both published and unpublished writers, will inspire and encourage you – especially if you’re thinking of entering the 2015 award.

 2013 Bath Short Story Award Anthology. Available in digital form only.

cover-200x300-1 Twelve stories from the 2013 short story competition in this gem of a good read. We were delighted to have an offer from Emma Dally, then of Heart Magazines,  for e-publication of stories from our first short story competition. Writers included in the anthology are Debz Hobbs Wyatt, Andrew Blackman, Joanna Campbell, Julia Bohanna, Anna Metcalfe, Eammon Griffin, Susan Luddem, Rowena Macdonald, Liz Gwinnell, Holly Atkinson, Joanna Pocock, Maria Powell.

Details: E-Anthology of twelve stories from the 2013 Bath Short Story Award published by Emma Dally of Hearst Publishing in the Good Reads imprint and promoted by Good Housekeeping Magazine. Available from Amazon