2017 RW Short Story and Flash Fiction Prize Shortlists

Delighted to announce that after much re-reading of the longlisted stories, which you can see here, we have the final 10 shortlisted stories for both the 2017 RW Short Story Prize and RW Flash Fiction Prize. All of which have now been forwarded to the judges for the final round and will be published in the anthology later this year, through Retreat West Books.

There were some really fantastic stories on the longlist so well done to everyone whose stories appeared there and huge congratulations to all of the writers on these shortlists. I look forward to working with you to produce the anthology and hopefully celebrating with you at the launch party too.

2017 RW Short Story Prize Shortlist

  • An Entry in the Yellow Book by Diane Bown-Wilson
  • Boys Outside by Laurence Jones
  • Calvo Marsh by Karen Featherstone
  • Home Improvements by Joanna Campbell
  • Options for the Ridiculously Poor by Ian Tucker
  • Roast Potatoes by Rachael Dunlop
  • The Distance by Keren Heenan
  • The Land of Bondage by Bettina Daniel
  • The Martha Rhymes by Susan Breall
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill by Bettina Daniel

2017 RW Flash Fiction Prize Shortlist

  • Chronic by Sarah Baxter
  • Cinders After Midnight by Shirley Golden
  • Curl Up and Die by Alison Wassell
  • Impermanent Facts by Lucie McKnight Hardy
  • Inside Story by Sandra Arnold
  • Not My Fault by Melvyn Eldridge
  • The City of Stories by Tamar Hodes
  • Time, Difference, Japan by Jason Jackson
  • We Don’t Understand The Machines We Have Created by Olivia Fitzsimons
  • While My Wife is Out of Town by Jude Brewer

Best of luck for the final round! The results will be announced in February. Thanks again to everyone who has taken part.

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