We are thrilled to announce the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize shortlist.
These 20 stories will be published in our 13th anthology and the 20 writers are all in the running for this year’s top prize. The winner of the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize will be announced on October 10th. The two runners up will also be announced on that date, as will the winner of the Sansom Award for Bristol writers. October 10th will also see the official launch of this year’s anthology.
Huge thanks to our brilliant judging panel: Billy Kahora, Sharmaine Lovegrove, Anneliese Mackintosh and Tom Robinson, who were so generous with their time, their knowledge, their commitment and their enthusiasm during what has been such a testing few months. They have ensured that we are able to publish a scintillating anthology.
Many congratulations to the writers below, we are delighted to be publishing your stories. And good luck for the rest of this year’s competition.
2020 Bristol Short Story Prize Shortlist (listed A-Z by author)
Arif Anwar – Pig
Erika Banerji – Marvellous Real
Ethan Chapman – Where Have All the Children Gone?
Chelsea Chong – This is Not a Drill
Habiba Cooper Diallo – Desert Blues
Fiona Ennis – Host
Carol Farrelly – Clipped
Steven Fromm – Six Carp
Chris Gates – Weaver’s Trap
Faiza Hasan – A Tapestry of Flowers
Radhika Kapur – The School Play
Barbara Leahy – The Time It Takes to Smoke a Cigarette
Tehila Lieberman – Bedtime Story
Michael Mau – Pal
Stephen Narain – What in Me is Dark, Illumine
Will Neal – Interdependence
Makena Onjerika – Girl Games
Susanne Stich – Unmappable
Rowena Warwick – Smoking Area
Christopher Young – Centre