BAME short story prize

The BAME short story prize for black, Asian and minority ethnic writers is now open for entries.

Now in its second year, the BAME short story prize is open to UK and Ireland residents who are 18 or over. The prize judges, including novelist Niven Govinden are looking for fresh, compelling and original stories of no more than 6,000 words to be submitted by 2 April.

To enter, all you need to do is fill in the form on the prize website, and upload your short story in PDF format by Sunday 2nd April. Entrants must place the title of the story and author name at the beginning of the short story.

A shortlist of six will be announced on 5 June, with a winner picked on 13 July. The winner will receive £1,000, a one-day workshop with 4th Estate’s editorial, publicity and marketing teams, and their story will be published on the Guardian website.