Hot on the heels of our last post, we are now delighted to announce the shortlist for our annual short story contest. Congratulations to those who have made it this far - final judging will take place over the next two weeks - results by late March or earlier if we can! (That's a tiny bit later than our original announced date, but we've had some adapting to do with our new submittable system). We still can't name the story (but you can check in submittable) as our judges are still reading these blind. 

For everyone not on the list, sorry! Better luck next time. We get a lot of requests for feedback on why a particular story didn't make it through, but unfortunately we simply don't have the time to provide individual comments. We will publish a judge's summary afterwards though, with some key points, things we noticed about this year's entries, and tips.

Adena Graham

Amy Price

Anne Summerfield

Bruce Harris

Caroline Gilfillan

Christopher Woodall

Claire Adam

Ewa Mazierska

Gina Challen

James Mulhern

Lucia Damacela

Mandy Huggins

Patricia Osborne

Pauline Mary Curley

Rachel Jay

Richard Hillesley

Sarah Birch

Stephanie Lyttle