Short Story Prize

2020 Longlist

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.

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