This is what you've been waiting for, I know... the longlist for our annual short story competition. A few people appear on the list multiple times, which means that several of their stories have made the cut. I would point out that the stories are blind read, and by multiple judges, so to get on the longlist is an achievement, and to do it several times shows that you clearly have 'the right stuff'. It is interesting that I recognise most of the names that appear on the list multiple times... either from previous InkTears competitions, or from other contests. However, multiple entries does not guarantee you a place on the shortlist! We have not published the story names, because our judges are continuing to review and make their choices without knowing the writer's name. Good luck in the next round - the final results will be announced late March.
P.S. We have updated the records in submittable, so while we can't tell you which story is through on this public forum, you can tell by checking your submittable records...
Alex Reece Abbott
Hannah van Didden
Pauline Mary Curley