Short Story Prize

2020 Shortlist

We’re delighted to announce this year’s shortlist of 6 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize. The shortlist was chosen from 20 exceptional stories on this year’s longlist by our fantastic judging panel,
including writers Rebecca Burns, Selma Carvalho and Mark Newman.

Stories on this year’s shortlist include (in alphabetical order):

Dissolution by Dan Powell

Not Entirely True by Alison Woodhouse

Required Reading by Laura Blake

Swimming Against the Tide by Claire Sheret

The Reddifers by Peter Hankins

The Taste of Sugar by Joe Bedford

Shortlisted stories will now go through to the final round of judging.
The winner will be announced by mid-June.

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