A huge thank you to all the writers who entered this year’s Bristol Short Story Prize. You have given our readers and judges hours and hours of engrossing reading and re-reading, and inspired many, many hours of impassioned discussion and debate. It has been a wonderful experience.
We are very excited to announce the 20 stories that have been shortlisted for this year’s competition. The stories will all be published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 6. We’re thrilled and honoured to be publishing such a stunning collection.
The winning writer and story will be revealed at our awards ceremony on October 19th. This year’s anthology will, also, be launched at the ceremony, which will take place at Arnolfini arts centre in Bristol.
Many congratulations to all.
The stories are listed A-Z by author:
The Breakdown – Deepa Anappara (UK)
England Doesn’t Want You – Michael Bird (Romania)
Wind and Water – Joanna Campbell (UK)
The Standing Still – Ric Carter (Channel Islands)
Med City – Ruth Corkill (New Zealand)
Why I Waited – Anne Corlett (UK)
Men of the Waste – Krishan Coupland (UK)
Stop Press – Martin Cromie (UK)
Transit of Venus – Allan Drew (New Zealand)
Pink Lemonade – Uschi Gatward (UK)
Pool Boy – Jane Healey (UK)
Young Fairbrook – Aaron Hubbard (UK)
The Montclair Redoubt – Jack Hughes (UK)
Sophie Stops the Clock – Alison Love (UK)
The House on St John’s Avenue – Paul McMichael (UK)
What Me and Pa Saw in the Meadow – Erinna Mettler (UK)
Poison Hands – Amanda Oosthuizen (UK)
When You Check in to 3 West – Rachel Peters (USA)
Ferried Back – Bethany Proud (UK)
Icarus – Nick Rawlinson (UK)