Spread the Word are thrilled to announce the longlist for the London Short Story Prize 2018. The following twelve stories were selected from 500 entries, and will now go to the judges -authors Guy Gunaratne, Clare Fisher and literary agent, Sarah Such – who will pick one winner and two highly commended authors.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday 27 November 2018.
The winner will receive £1,000 and a meeting with an agent. Two highly commended authors will receive £250 and a meeting with an editor. Further prizes include spaces on Spread the Word courses, and membership to the London Writers Network. Additionally, the winner, highly commended and shortlisted writers will see their stories published in the London Short Story Anthology 2018, produced by Kingston University Press and launched in April 2019.
The longlist is:
A Complete History of Portraiture – Kira McPherson
As Close As It Comes – Adam Welch
Chicken Shop Girl – Katie Lumsden
Dead Shark – Emma Hutton
End of Terrace – Luan Goldie
First Time Ever – Erika Banerji
Granda – Ken Barlow
Like A Blooming Discotheque – Judith Wilson
Madrid – Ben Porter
Real Estate – Catherine Menon
Strange Inherited Jazz – Lou Kramskoy
The Year of Peace – Guy Ware
You can read more about them here.