Spread the Word is pleased to announce the titles for the longlist for the London Short Story Prize. We’d like to thank all 433 London-based writers who entered the Prize this year, which is judged by writers Joe Dunthorne, Leone Ross and agent Emma Paterson.
As the judges are now deliberating the longlist, the writers will remain anonymous until the announcement of the results on Wednesday 6 December.
We have nine stories which are, alphabetically:
FAMILY OF FOUR
KITCHEN SINK MUTINIES
TECHNIQUES OF NATURALISATION
THE MOON WE DROWN IN
The winner of the London Short Story Prize 2017 will receive £1000, publication in Open Pen Magazine and will appear in the London Short Story Prize anthology produced by Kingston University Press in partnership with Spread the Word. The shortlisted and highly commended stories will also appear in the anthology, with all anthologised writers receiving payment for their stories.
Please note that three of the stories originally on the longlist have been withdrawn by their authors due to changes since submission in their eligibility in accordance with the rules.