Bath Short Story Award 2016 closes next month

Just  five weekends left to write, revise and submit your entries to the 2016
International Bath Short Story award. 

  • The award closes at midnight BST, Monday 25th April, 2016

To remind you – 1st prize, £1000, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Local prize £50, Acorn award for unpublished writers, £50. Our short list judge is BBC Radio 4 producer Mair Bosworth. Entry fee £8 via paypal or any card online. Postal entries also accepted.

  • For  competition writing tips and advice on making those last minute tweaks, check out our  author interviews. The latest, up on the site now, is by Paul McVeigh.

All winning, shortlisted and a selection of the longlisted stories will be published in a print and digital anthology available at our anthology launch at  Mr B’s Emporium of Books, Bath  in  October or November 2016.

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  • As an end of competition special, we’re selling our 2015 BSSA anthology for £6.00 only, inc p&p. Twenty stories by the following wonderful writers –  Safia Moore, Dan Powell, Angela Readman, Ken Elkes, Lucy Corkhill, Eileen Merriman, Sophie Lambert, Sara Collins, Barbara Weeks, Emma Seaman, Anne Corlett, Emily Devane, Anna Metcalfe, Alice Falconer, Adam Kucharski, Fran Landsman, Fiona Mitchell, Chris Edwards-Pritchard, Debbi Voisey and John Holland.


We love reading your stories – entries from around the globe  in any style/genre welcome



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