The best new short stories of 2013, as submitted to the Willesden Herald international short story competition. This year we are transported to locations in Australia, Britain, Ireland, Italy and Nigeria as vividly as in a waking dream. Relationships within and around families are played out in dramatic scenes of crisis, social alienation, dark humour and ultimately compassion. All in the company of ten writers with effulgent and compelling narrative gifts.
Authors: S. J. Bradley, Alistair Daniel, Merryn Glover, Danielle McLaughlin, Anna Lewis, Thomas Morris, Marie Murphy, Angela Sherlock, Barnaby Walsh, Nici West. Editor: Stephen Moran