The Brighton Prize exists to find and give a platform to 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 basics

We have two categories: short stories and flash fiction, with cash prizes for both.

In 2016, our first prize was £500. As the number of entrants we have grows, so will our prize fund.

As well as cash prizes, we offer all our entrants publication in our annual anthology.

We welcome entries from across the globe, but we haven’t forgotten our roots. We have a prize reserved for the best Sussex based author.


The 2017 Brighton Prize

Will be open for entries soon.


Read about the winners of the 2016 Brighton Prize here

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