V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize open for entries

The ALCS-sponsored prize is open for entries from writers of unpublished short stories.

Now in its 20th year, the V.S Pritchett Short Story Prize was founded by the Royal Society of Literature (RSL) to help celebrate the centenary of the author widely regarded as the greatest English short-story writer of the 20th century. The winner will receive £1,000 and the winning entry will be published in both Prospect magazine and the RSL Review.

Stories must be written in English and be between 2,000 and 4,000 words. Entrants must be resident in the UK, Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth. Entries cost £7.50 per story, but 50 free entries are available to low-income writers based in the UK. The closing date is Friday 28 June 2019.

Find out more about how to enter here.

About the Royal Society of Literature

Founded in 1820, the Royal Society of Literature (RSL) is Britain’s national charity for the advancement of literature. It acts as a national voice for the value of literature, engaging people in appreciating literature, and encouraging and honouring writers. In addition to the V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize, the RSL awards annually the new RSL Christopher Bland Prize for debut writers over 50, the RSL Ondaatje Prize for books best evoking the spirit of a place, the Encore Award for best second novel of the year, the RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards for Non-Fiction (first major commissioned works) and the RSL Literature Matters Awards to reward and enable literary excellence and innovation.