Deadline: Sunday, April 2.
Note: you can only submit entries to the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize if you live in the UK or Ireland, and are 18 and above.
The winner receives £1,000 and a one day publishing workshop at 4th Estate. Also, the Guardian will publish the winning story on its website.
To enter, fill in the form on the 4th Estate website. Upload your up-to-6,000 words previously unpublished short story, written in English. Save your story in PDF format. Place the title of the story and your name at the beginning of the short story. Please note that 4th Estate will not accept submissions sent by post or other means than the specified form.
Do not submit any submission on behalf of another person, or multiple submissions. You will undertake reasonable publicity and promotional responsibilities in relation to the story and this competition. Having a literary agent or a publishing contract makes you ineligible for the price. Previous winners of the prize are not eligible to enter.
4th Estate will announce the longlist on Monday, May 8 and the shortlist on Monday, June 5. Then, it will announce the winner on Thursday, July 13 at the prize ceremony in London.
Finally, direct all questions to BAMEprize@harpercollins.co.uk and use the hashtag #BAMEprize to join the conversation.