Writing competition – short story – Bath Short Story Award

Bath Short Story Award 2019

The seventh international Bath Short Story Award is now open for entries.

Closes at midnight BST, 15th April 2019.

This year the short list judge is literary agent, Samuel Hodder, from Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.

Entrants must be 16 years or over.

Maximum length is 2,200 words. 

There is no limit to the number of entries but there is a fee of £8 for each story submitted.

Entries must not have been previously published in print or online, been broadcast or won a prize. Published online includes publication on your personal blog.


1st £1200

2nd £300

3rd £100

Local prize of £50