We are now open for entries for the 21st V.S. Pritchett Prize for unpublished short stories. The winner receives a prize of £1000 and publication in the RSL’s magazine and Prospect online. The closing date for entries is Friday 3 July 2020.

Read the full entry guidelines and submit by clicking the link below.

You can also submit by post. Please download the application form.

Entries for low-income writers
The RSL is committed to increasing accessibility and supporting writers of all incomes. As such, we are offering 50 free entries to low-income writers based in the UK. Read more and apply.

Read Ursula Brunetti’s 2019 winning entry on Prospect’s website.

Related Awards

V. S. Pritchett Short Story Prize

The RSL's annual prize of £1,000, for the best unpublished short story of the year.