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.
If you can write a story like that, keep reading. We’d love to have your entry.
The 2017 Brighton Prize Shortlists
The prize is judged by publisher Candida Lacey (Myriad Editions) and authors Sally O’Reilly (Dark Aemillia) and Erinna Mettler (Starlings).
The short story prizes
Winning story: £1000
Two runners up: £100 each
The flash fiction prizes
Winning flash fiction: £100
Two flash fiction runners up: £50 each
The Sussex Prize
Awarded to the best entry (in either category) from a writer based in Sussex.
£100 book token.
Every winning and shortlisted story will be offered publication in the 2018 Brighton Prize anthology.