Shortlist for the Willesden Herald short story prize 2016

Katy Darby, our judge for 2016, confirms that the shortlist for this year’s award, and therefore the stories to be published in Willesden Herald: New Short Stories 9, are as follows, in alphabetical order by title:

Title Author
All That Remains Rob Hawke
The Cliffs of Bandiagara Catherine McNamara
Last Call at the Rialto Daniel Waugh
Looking for Nathalie Susan Haigh
Love and Hair Olga Zilberbourg
The Mayes County Christmas Gun Festival David Lewis
Supersum Barbara Robinson
Twisted Tracy Fells
Undercurrents Gina Challen
The Volcano Anna Lewis

(Update 3/11/2016: One story was withdrawn at the last minute, and so the shortlist of ten has been updated accordingly.)

And now you will have to wait till the results event to find out who takes the prize for overall winner this year! We’re excited and can’t wait for the actor readings and the book. We’re hoping to meet some of the writers in London, if you can make it. Over the next few days, we’ll be working on the book cover art and details of the event.

Thanks to all who entered and congratulations to the shortlisted. It has been a privilege and an adventure reading the stories sent in, appreciating the painstaking art that has gone into them, and experiencing the never-failing wonder of the short story form.

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