Our annual London Short Story Prize seeks to discover, publish and profile the best stories and writers coming out of the capital.
The London Short Story Prize is Spread the Word’s annual prize for talented London short story writers. The Prize’s aim is to find the best short stories from writers in the capital.
This year’s judges were writers Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Eley Williams, and literary agent Charlotte Seymour from Andrew Nurnberg Associates.
On 3 December, we announced that Judith Wilson won the London Short Story Prize 2019 for ‘Jacking Sea Fruits in the Dark.’ She wins £1000 and her short story will be published in Open Pen London. Isha Karki and Caroline Rae were highly commended and will each each receive £250. The full longlist will see their short stories published in the London Short Story Prize 2019 Anthology, produced in partnership with Kingston University Press and to be launched in April 2020.
London Short Story Prize 2019 results
Jacking Sea Fruits in the Dark – Judith Wilson
Circus – Isha Karki
flesh-meet – Caroline Rae
The Sum of Things – CG Menon
This Shaping – Laurane Marchive
Wardrobes – Jay Barnett
Dark Rain Falling – Deirdre Shanahan
Good Girl – Jessie Williams
Love Ocean – Hana Riaz
Keeping His Eye In – Joseph Regan
I Precede Myself – Gary Budden
Home – S. Bhattacharya-Woodward