We’re delighted to announce this year’s longlist of 20 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2019. The longlist was chosen from 150 submissions received.
Stories on this year’s longlist include (in alphabetical order):
Afterimage by Grace Haddon
Amended Endings by Sharon Boyle
As Yet Unpublished by Bev Haddon
Asylum by Patricia M. Osborne
Because Sometimes Something Happens by Debz Hobbs-Wyatt
Black Eyes and Love Hearts by Vanessa Farmery
California Dreamin’ by Cath Barton
Corundum Noir by Bev Haddon
Five Strong Colours by Donna Brown
Horton Street by Selma Carvalho
Last Dance at Plum and Woolston’s Cindy George
Le Petit Oiseau by Sara Hodgkinson
Our Special Words for Things by Dan Brotzel
Promises by Thomas Morgan
Social Conditioning by Dianne Bown-Wilson
The Aqua Skating Dress by Emma Lee
The Bridge by Catherine Day
The Edge of Love by Richard Hooton
The Last of the Horse Watchers by Mark Newman
The New Boy by Mary Byrne
All the stories featured on our longlist will be published in our prize anthology. A shortlist and winners will now be selected by our fantastic judging panel, including writers Rebecca Burns, Jonathan Taylor and Susmita Bhattacharya.
We aim to make our shortlist announcement by mid-May.