Bristol Prize

2012 BSSP Longlist Announced

May 22, 2012   Joe Melia

We’re really pleased to announce the 40 stories that have been longlisted for the 2012 Bristol Short Story Prize. We received a total of 2,304 entries and the scope, ambition and strength of the writing of this year’s submissions has been truly breathtaking. It has been a wonderful experience reading so many compelling, inventive and original short stories and we’d like to say a huge thank you to all the writers who entered.

We wish all those on the longlist the best of luck for the rest of the competition.

The stories are listed A-Z by author.

2012 Bristol Short Story Prize longlist:

Eugenia Will Come Back To You Someday – Kaj Anderson-Bauer (USA)

Naked As Eve – John Arnold (Australia)

Running to Nuthin’ – Lewis Bardsley (England)

Unearthed – Catherine Bokkers (The Netherlands)

The Swimmer – Lizzie Boyle (England)

Between Sea and Shore – Darci Bysouth (Scotland)

Dreams of Flying – Alexandra Carey (England)

Lobster – Alys Conran ( Wales)

Inked – Neil Durrant (Australia)

The Angel of the Warmth – Rachel J Fenton (New Zealand)

Time – Clare Fisher (England)

Battleground – Lisa Frank (Ireland)

Keith Morris is a Royal Plum – Martin Cathcart Froden (Scotland)

Something Somewhere Went Wrong – Sarah Gilmartin (Ireland)

People Like Her – Kerry Hood (England)

Apple Shot – Tracey Iceton (England)

Nice Blokes – Brian Jennings (England)

Meat – Avril Joy (England)

Dark Matter – Magda Knight (England)

Last Days of the Unicorn  – Danielle McLaughlin (Ireland)

On The Day Weldon Kees Disappeared – Alan Mumford (England)

Flashpoint – Susan Murray (England)

Heaven on the Horizon – Noel O’Regan (Ireland)

Ghost in the Machine – Christopher Parvin ( England)

Sharks, Choices – Matt Plass (England)

Horses – Thomas Pyner (England)

Yoki and the Toy Surprise – Angela Readman (England)

Going Grapefruit – Ian Richards (England)

Beekiller – Ethel Rohan (USA)

Forty-Five RPM in Chicago – Derek Routledge (Wales)

Senile – Safia Shah (England)

The Bird – Samantha Short (England)

The Attack at Delium – William Telford (England)

Mackerel for Tea – Rhoda Thompson (England)

Jelly Feel Real – Ellie Walsh (England)

After the Flood – Melanie Whipman ( England)

I Once Knew Salman Rushdie – Hilary Wilce (England)

The Life of Ethan – Emily Williamson (England)

Flowers on the Flagstone – Mairi Wilson (Scotland)

Symmetry – Samuel Wright  (England)

Highly Commended:

Crik Crak – E.L. Appleby ( England)

The Homecoming – Cait Atherton (Thailand)

And the Sea Gave Up Its Dead – Faith Barnes (Wales)

The Swanrite – Phillip Belcher

Last Wednesday – Cristina Burduja (England)

Stillness Comes – Michael John Burrows  (Canada)

Transition – Holly Corfield Carr (England)

Beautiful Horizon – Sharda Dean (England)

White – Mark Dixon (England)

Living – Samuel Dodson (England)

For Gracie – Ruth Driscoll (England)

Glimmer – Kat Ellis (Wales)

Vitiligo – Jo Else (England)

A Death in the Family – Kathleen English (England)

The Beginning – Louise Gethin  (England)

Where Steamers Wait… – T.D. Griggs (England)

Soap Opera in a Red Camaro – Norma Harrs (Canada)

A Young Country – Joanna Herrmann (England)

Angel Eggs – Nydia Hetherington ( England)

The Genitals and the Soul – David B Huebert (Canada)

Confessions of a Pigeon Feeder – Charlotte Humphries (England)

Puddings in the Park – Clair Humphries (England)

Lally – Tina Jackson  (England)

The Wish Improvement Mechanism – Amy Kellam (England)

Detective Noir – Ryan Anthony Licata (England)

Yellow River – Karen Lindsay

The Lady Bandit – Kelly Matsuura (Japan)

The Novel Factory – Luke Melia (England)

Geminids – Will Miles (England)

Sweetness – Lorraine Nevin (South Africa)

You Always Hurt – Michael Nicholson (England)

The Elephant Sun – Emyr Payne (Wales)

Frank Has Weeds – Mike Pym (England)

Greasbys – Olivia Rana (Northern Ireland)

Flight of Fancy – Mary Reynolds ( Ireland)

White Witch – Don Roy (Canada)

Afternoon Lullaby – Susha Chandra Ryner  ( England)

Craving – Erics Sail (England)

Moving In – Janet Swinney (England)

A Dance in the Bomb Shelter – Steven Tizzard

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