2021 Results

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s winning stories for the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize. The winning stories were chosen by our fantastic judging panel, which includes writers Rebecca Burns, Melissa Fu and Dan Powell. The winning stories in this year’s competition are: 1st prize: ‘Bedbugs’ by Leeor Ohayon 2nd prize: ‘Scrounger’ by S. M. Wait  3rd… Continue reading 2021 Results

2021 Shortlist

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s shortlist of 11 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, Melissa Fu and Dan Powell. Stories on this year’s shortlist include (in alphabetical order): A How to Guide by… Continue reading 2021 Shortlist

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 by Hanne LarssonBaby Blue by Raluca ComaneleaBedbugs by Leeor OhayonBullfrog and the Juju Mangoes by… Continue reading 2021 Longlist

2020 Results

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s winning stories for the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize. The winning stories were chosen by our fantastic judging panel, which includes writers Rebecca Burns, Selma Carvalho and Mark Newman. The winning stories in this year’s competition are: 1st prize: ‘Dissolution’ by Dan Powell 2nd prize: ‘The Taste of Sugar’ by… Continue reading 2020 Results

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… Continue reading 2020 Shortlist

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… Continue reading 2020 Longlist

2019 Results

We’re delighted to announce this year’s winning stories for the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2019. The winning stories were chosen by our fantastic judging panel, which includes writers Rebecca Burns, Jonathan Taylor and Susmita Bhattacharya. The winning stories in this year’s competition are: 1st prize: ‘The New Boy’ by Mary Byrne 2nd prize: ‘Our Special… Continue reading 2019 Results

2019 Shortlist

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… Continue reading 2019 Shortlist

2019 Longlist

We’re delighted to announce this year’s longlist of 20 stories for The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2019. The longlist was chosen from 150 submissions received. Stories on this year’s longlist include (in alphabetical order): Afterimage by Grace Haddon Amended Endings by Sharon Boyle As Yet Unpublished by Bev Haddon Asylum by Patricia M. Osborne… Continue reading 2019 Longlist

2018 Results

We’re delighted to announce this year’s winning stories for the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2018. The winning stories were chosen by our fantastic judging panel, which includes writers Rebecca Burns, Jon McGregor and last year’s winner, CG Menon. The winning stories in this year’s competition are: 1st prize: ‘How Do We Die?’ by Selma Carvalho… Continue reading 2018 Results