Bristol Prize

2011 BSSP Longlist Announced

May 18, 2011   Joe Melia

We’re delighted to reveal the 40 writers and stories that have been selected for this year’s Bristol Short Story Prize longlist. We received so many fantastic stories for this year’s competition and have had a great time reading and discussing the 2,093 entries. A massive thank you to everyone who entered. Thanks, also, to our readers for their wonderful commitment and enthusiasm.

Many congratulations to the writers who have made it through to the longlist. The shortlist will be announced on June 1st.

2011 Bristol Short Story Prize Longlist:

The Lizzie – Holly Atkinson  (England)

No-one has any Intention of Building a Wall – Ruth Brandt (England)

My Girl – Emily Bullock (England)

Himitsu-bako – Timothy Bunting (England)

The Bovine Histories – Ian Burton   (England)

Some Brave New World – Susha Chandra Ryner  (Denmark)

Corpse of the Coon Dog – John C Christian  (USA)

Saint Stephen – Alex Cleary

Ernestine, a Caravan and God – L.A. Craig  (England)

Wild Geese – David Dowling (England)

Dressing for Chess – John Fairweather  (England)

Framed – Martin Cathcart Froden   (Scotland)

Cold Remains – Ina Claire Gabler   (USA)

Marseille Tip – Niven Govinden   (England)

The Milk Jug – Eluned Gramich (Wales)

Wisdom – Ashish Kumar   (Singapore)

I Vex My Heart Alone – Susan Lanigan  (Ireland)

Katie’s Sandpit – Naomi Lever  (England)

Reading Turkish Coffee – Laura Lewis  (New Zealand)

Massage 8000 – Laura Jean McKay   (Australia)

The Christmas Broadcast 2010 – Amy Mackelden  (England)

Organic Saturday – Lane Mathias  (England)

The Flies – Miha Mazzini  (Slovenia)

Sleeping Under the Stars – Alison Moore (England)

What’s Eating Him – Paul O’Reilly   (Ireland)

The Recruit – Christine Paice (Australia)

Cats and Elephants – Nastasya Parker   (England)

Open Mike Night:Her Name is Amander – Robert Perry   (England)

Maresong – Amy Jean Qureshi  (England)

Dogged – Ethel Rohan  (USA)

The Last Fare – Philip St John   (Ireland)

Ernie Breaks – Genevieve Scott  (Canada)

Swimming – Leila Segal    (England)

Brown Bag – Safia Shah   (Morocco)

Hope and Glory – Penny Simpson (Wales)

The Slut of ‘Ole Miss – Emily Somerville  (England)

Baking Blind – Melanie Whipman  (England)

National Gallery – Peter Winder  (England)

The Kitchen at the Lion – Laura Windley (England)

The Klinefelter’s Adventures: Chromosome of Havoc – Rachael Withers  (England)

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