Commonwealth countries (of which one is Pakistan), can participate in the prestigious V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize short-story competition organized by the Royal Society of Literature (RSL).

A Brief Introduction of the Royal Society of Literature (RSL)

The Royal Society of Literature, UK is an esteemed institution whose aim has been the preservation and promotion of British literature for nearly 200 hundred years, as it was founded under the patronage of King George IV in 1820. It supports recognized as well as aspiring writers in many ways which includes grants, competitions, Fellowships and master classes.

The V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize

In memory of Sir Victor Sawdon Pritchett who was not only a renowned writer & critic; but is considered the best English short-story writer of the 20th century, this competition has been taking place annually since 2000 (which marked the centenary of his birth). The winner is awarded £1,000 and the story is published in the ‘RSL Review and Prospect’ online.


The story should be unpublished and ranging between 2000-4000 words. The admission fee is £5 and the deadline is 22nd June, 2015.

For complete guidelines and submission details, visit