V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize

Another short story competition for your consideration

The V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize is now open for submission to find the best unpublished short story of the year. The author of the winning entry will be awarded a prize of £1,000 and have their story published in Prospect magazine online and in the RSL Review.

We are looking for stories between 2,000 – 4,000 words, that have not been published anywhere previously, from entrants who reside in the UK, Republic of Ireland or Commonwealth. The closing date for entries is Friday 1 September 2023 at 5pm (BST). Submissions cost £7.50 per story (you may submit multiple); however, we do also offer a number of free entries to low-income writers based in the UK only. For more information, how to request a free entry, and to apply, please see here.  For full eligibility and guidelines please see here.

We hope this opportunity will be of interest. Should you have any questions or need assistance submitting, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,

The Royal Society of Literature
Somerset House

The Royal Society of Literature is a registered charity: 213962

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