2022 Shortlist

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s shortlist of 9 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, Laura Besley and Reshma Ruia.

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

  • All That Remains by Colin Brezicki
  • Before the White Elephant by Ivan Richardson
  • Cuckold by Karen Storey
  • Homestead by June O’Sullivan
  • Let’s Start Over by Susan O’Neal
  • On Tuesdays I Clean the House by Joe Bedford
  • Maybe Baby by Dianne Bown-Wilson
  • The Ache for Home by Dianne Bown-Wilson
  • The Red Dress by Shannon Savvas

Shortlisted stories will now go through to the final round of judging.
The winner will be announced in early August.