We’re thrilled to announce this year’s shortlist of 9 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2019. The shortlist was chosen from 20 exceptional stories on this year’s longlist by our fantastic judging panel,
including writers Rebecca Burns, Jonathan Taylor and Susmita Bhattacharya.
Stories on this year’s shortlist include (in alphabetical order):
Amended Endings by Sharon Boyle
Because Sometimes Something Happens by Debz Hobbs-Wyatt
California Dreamin’ by Cath Barton
Horton Street by Selma Carvalho
Last Dance at Plum and Woolston’s by Cindy George
Our Special Words for Things by Dan Brotzel
Promises by Thomas Morgan
The Aqua Skating Dress by Emma Lee
The New Boy by Mary Byrne
Shortlisted stories will now go through to the final round of judging.
The winner will be announced by the end of May.