Welcome to the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, a new competition open to black, Asian, minority ethnic writers living in the UK and Ireland who are 18 and above. We want to read your story, whatever it may be. The winner will receive £1,000, and their story will be published on Guardian website.

Thank you to all of you who entered. The competition is now closed, but will be open next year for your submissions. The shortlist will be announced on May 9th, and the winner on the 20th of June. Please make sure to read all the Terms and Conditions.

If you’ve any questions, email 4thestate.B4ME@harpercollins.co.uk, and to join the conversation, use the hashtag #B4ME on Twitter.

The Judges

Bim Adewenmi

Bim Adewenmi

Buzzfeed Culture Editor and Journalist

Melissa Cox

Melissa Cox

Waterstones Head of Books

Bernardine Everisto

Bernardine Everisto

Writer and Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London

Nosheen Iqbal

Nosheen Iqbal

Guardian's acting women's editor and G2's features commissioning editor

Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly

4th Estate Editor

Nikesh Shukla

Nikesh Shukla

Author

The Guardian
‘We live in a rapidly changing world, one which produces new stories all the time. But it's never been harder to break into the publishing world, and we risk losing the diversity and complexity of those voices. This prize is a small but hugely valuable step in in supporting writers from minority backgrounds, and helping them gain the visibility that their work deserves.’ Tash Aw

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