The Brighton Prize

Brighton prize
The Brighton Prize is a new annual short story prize run by Rattle Tales, Brighton’s interactive live literature night. They are looking for fresh interesting new writing that will keep the attention of a live audience and get them talking. The short stories must be between 1000 and 2000 words long and there is no restriction on subject or genre.

The Brighton Prize began with the aim of finding exciting, challenging new writers and to bring their work to the Brighton stage. The first prize is worth £400 and the two runners up are £50 each. The shortlist will be judged by two Brighton based authors. Bethan Roberts, author of The Pools, The Good Plain Cook, and Mother Island (out June 2014) and Laura Lockington, author of The Cornish Affair, Cupboard Love and Stargazy Pie. All three finalists will be invited to read their stories at Rattles Tales’s Brighton Festival Fringe show on May 14th. In addition the top ten shortlist will be offered publication in their anthology. The closing date is 1st April 2014 and the entry fee is £6. Visit for more details.

Rattle Tales Line Up for 13th February

The line up for the latest Rattle Tales Brighton show has just been announced. We had a bigger than ever set of submissions this time with some excellent writing and some hard decisions to make. But make them we did. So come along to the next show to see some great stories read by Lucy Britner, Alice Cuninghame, Linda Baker, Holly Dawson, Pete Maguire, Heather McKenzie, Nicolas Ridley and Bill Parslow. We’re at the Brunswick on 13th February for an evening of listening, chatting, drinking and rattling! Tickets only £5 from or on the door. Doors open from 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm. See you there!