The Brighton Prize exists to find inventive new writing
We were founded in 2014 by Rattle Tales, Brighton’s interactive short story evening.
Our roots mean we love stories that work on the stage as well as they do on the page.
If you can create a story that challenges us with new ideas while staying beautifully simple, there’s a good chance we’ll love it.
The 2018 Brighton Prize shortlists
The names of the authors will be made public when the winners are announced at our awards show on 18th November.
The Ant is Me, That’s the Story
Andy’s Bankside Display Case
Joss n Jules Forever
A Long History of a Short Coat
Spotting the Leopard
An Empty Pool
Three Strands is All It Takes
Our judges this year are booker-longlisted novelist Alison MacLeod, literary agent at The Bent Agency Sarah Manning, and our own novelist and Brighton Prize director, Erinna Mettler.
Winning short story: £1000. 2 runners-up: £100 each.
Winning flash fiction: £500. 2 runners-up: £50 each.
Best story or flash fiction from a Sussex-based writer: £100 book token.
The 2017 Brighton Prize Winners
The prize was judged by publisher Candida Lacey (Myriad Editions) and authors Sally O’Reilly (Dark Aemillia) and Erinna Mettler (Starlings).