2021 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 310 submissions received.

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

A How to Guide
Baby Blue
Bedbugs
Bullfrog and the Juju Mangoes
Clearing Up
Cosmo vs the Cosmos
Don’t Feed Me Raw Papayas
Hot Enough to Melt Bones
Jakov’s Clothes
La Terre Promise
Low Level
Miss Aveline’s Summerhouse
Monsters
Permission to Communicate
Rock’n’Roll is History
Room of Broken Mirrors
Scrounger
Shine
The Boy with the Green Eyes
The Tinkerbell Effect

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, Melissa Fu and Dan Powell.

We aim to make our shortlist announcement by late June.

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