Updated: Jan 29, 2019
When we opened up our short story competition we never expected to receive such a fantastic range of entries. It's been incredible to see how writers have used form -- some incredibly constricting -- to create stories that touch us.
We received the entries blind (Submittable blocks out the writer's name so we couldn't know who it's by even if we wanted to) so every story received equal consideration. This also means that we can't put the author's name on the longlist, so for now we're just teasing you with the titles!
It hasn't been easy creating a longlist of 8 per form: even this past week we've reconsidered and swapped around, and one of our longlist stories had to be removed because it had been published elsewhere - good news for the author, but a shame for us! Congratulations to the final 24 entries, and we look forward to revealing our final winners in 2018.
For some reason we are unable to reject those entries that unfortunately didn't make it to the longlist. If your entry didn't make it through, please withdraw your entry from Submittable.
Well done again, and good luck to all the longlist entries for next year.
A Bona Fide Social Worker
John Came Home Different
Nothing to Do in August
The Girl from Magadan
The Knife (A Gift from Dachau)
We Named Her Tabitha
Gardening Tips from Yuri Gagarin
Time for Dancing
The Woman Who Loved Trees
Future Past Associates
What Wolfman Knew
You Are Not Baba Yaga