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 aims to find the best short stories from emerging writers in the capital.
The winner of the 2018 London Short Story Prize is Guy Ware for his story the year of peace.
Highly commended: A Complete History of Portraiture by Kira McPherson and Dead Shark by Emma Hutton.
Shortlisted: Real Estate by CG Menon, Like A Blooming Discotheque by Judith Wilson, and Chicken Shop Girl by Katie Lumsden.
Longlisted: As Close as it Comes by Adam Welch, Granda by Ken Barlow, First Time Ever by Erika Banerji, Strange Inherited Jazz by Lou Kramskoy, Madrid by B R Porter, and End of the Terrace by Luan Goldie.
Ten of the longlisted stories for the 2018 prize will be published in the London Short Story Prize 2018 Anthology which will be launched on Thursday 25 April at Idea Store, Whitechapel.
The 2018 judges were authors Guy Gunaratne, Clare Fisher and literary agent, Sarah Such.
We will be open for entries to the London Short Story Prize 2019 on Friday 14 June.