It's been fascinating reading all the entries, as usual, and it was hard to reduce 381 to 10. Although I can't announce the short list as yet, I can confirm, because you have been waiting a long time I know, that if you haven't heard from me by now, then your story has not made it to the short list. Please check your email or Submittable account for new messages, just in case you were one of the ten. Thanks to everyone who entered and supported the competition. The short list will be announced in due course. Thanks.