The Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 12, and other titles now available at Tangent

Perfect book gifts from Bristol’s leading independent publisher, Tangent Books

The Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 12

The Bristol Short Story Prize, in association with Tangent Books, is an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.

The 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize, has been won by Australian writer Cameron Stewart for his story, Black Snow. The inaugural Sansom Award, in recognition of the contribution to Bristol publishing of John and Angela Sansom of Redcliffe Press, with a prize of £100 was awarded to the highest placed story by a Bristol writer, and this year was won by Ali Bacon.

Make sure you get your copy of the new anthology, which features 20 outstanding stories from the writers shortlisted for the 2019 Bristol Prize – available to order at TANGENT BOOKS


Other titles available from Tangent:

The Naked Guide to Bristol was the first book published by Tangent 15 years ago. Now in its seventh edition the Naked Guide has been given a major overhaul to reflect the rapidly changing face of the city. The new edition has a new section on must-see attractions, plus a new introduction to Bristol and all the maps have been expanded and updated. The publishers have retained the streetwise attitude and quirky observations that make the Naked Guide to Bristol the city’s best-loved guidebook and updated all the bar, pub and restaurant listings, introduced a guide to Vegan Bristol, looked at the implications of Bristol becoming a Smart City and more…

Following the success of Volume One, in Volume Two of The Women Who Built Bristol by Jane Duffus, we meet a further 250 inspiring females who shaped Bristol and the wider world. Olympians rub shoulders with boot makers; suffragists stand beside grocers; scientists are as one with artists. Includes one washed up whale, two plucky daredevils, 38 women called Mary and much, much more besides.

Calyx is a selection of poems from Bristol’s Stanza Group workshops. Bristol Stanza Group was formed in 2014 as a collective of active and published poets, who were either members of the Poetry Society or had come to know each other through joint participation in Poetry School courses or courses run by the Bristol Poetry Institute. This collection is described by Lucy English (Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University) as “A confident collection that shows the benefits of the workshop process.”

Bristol author Jonathan Evans has teamed up with Tangent Books to release his first audiobook. The Mystery Of Ernie Taylor’s Abdomen And Other Stories is a series of childhood recollections written and narrated by Jonathan who grew up in the Nottinghamshire pit village Kirkby in Ashfield in the 1950s and 60s. This is an outstanding collection of stories and Jonathan’s narration adds real depth, pathos and humour to the tales. It is available for download from Audible or as a double CD.

Quality books for the discerning punter…