We’re delighted to announce this year’s longlist of 20 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize. The longlist was chosen from more than 165 submissions received.
Stories on this year’s longlist include (in alphabetical order):
Black and White Blues by Richard Hooton
Bottled Up by Matt Kendrick
Continental Breakfast by Ed Barnfield
Dissolution by Dan Powell
Faith by Fiona Ennis
Mooly by J. R. McMenemie
Not Entirely True by Alison Woodhouse
Packing Like a Brownie Guide by Judith Wilson
Pancake Day by Judy Birkbeck
Required Reading by Laura Blake
Sarika and Me by Radhika Praveen
Steel Hearts by Harjit Singh
Swimming Against the Tide by Claire Sheret
The Curd Maker by Tania Brassey
The Naughty Step by Maureen Cullen
The Queue by Miki Lentin
The Reddifers by Peter Hankins
The Taste of Sugar by Joe Bedford
Washing Day by Katherine Hetzel
Velocity by Farhana Khalique
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, Mark Newman and Selma Carvalho.
We aim to make our shortlist announcement by mid-June.