The Royal Society of Literature is delighted to announce the nineteenth V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize. This prize for the best unpublished short story of the year was founded by the RSL at the beginning of the new millennium to commemorate the centenary of an author widely regarded as the finest English short-story writer of the 20th century, and to preserve a tradition encompassing Pritchett’s warmth of feeling and mastery of narrative.
The author of the winning entry will be awarded a prize of £1,000 and have their story published in Prospect online and in the RSL Review. The V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize is administered by the Royal Society of Literature. We are grateful to Jennie Bland for sponsoring the prize, to ALCS for making the prize-giving event possible, and to Prospect magazine for publishing the winning entry online.
The judges for 2018 are Tibor Fischer, Irenosen Okojie and Leone Ross.
The closing date for entries to the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize is 29 June 2018 at midnight (BST).
- Entrants must be resident in the UK, Republic of Ireland or Commonwealth (see list of countries here) and likely to be available for a prizegiving event in Autumn 2018.
- Stories entered for the competition must not have been published previously, or broadcast in any other medium.
- Multiple entries to this competition are permitted but must be submitted and paid for individually.
- Entrants must be over 18 at the time of submission.