Friday, October 21, 2016

Shortlist for the Willesden Herald short story prize 2016

Katy Darby, our judge for 2016, confirms that the shortlist for this year’s award, and therefore the stories to be published in Willesden Herald: New Short Stories 9, are as follows, in alphabetical order by title:

All That RemainsRob Hawke
The Cliffs of BandiagaraCatherine McNamara
Last Call at the RialtoDaniel Waugh
Looking for NathalieSusan Haigh
Love and HairOlga Zilberbourg
The Mayes County Christmas Gun FestivalDavid Lewis
SupersumBarbara Robinson
TwistedTracy Fells
UndercurrentsGina Challen
The VolcanoAnna Lewis
(Update 3/11/2016: One story was withdrawn, and so the shortlist of ten has been updated accordingly.)

And now you will have to wait till the results event to find out who takes the prize for overall winner this year! We’re excited and can’t wait for the actor readings and the book. We’re hoping to meet some of the writers in London, if you can make it. Over the next few days, we’ll be working on the book cover art and details of the event.

Thanks to all who entered and congratulations to the shortlisted. It has been a privilege and an adventure reading the stories sent in, appreciating the painstaking art that has gone into them, and experiencing the never-failing wonder of the short story form.

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