Many thanks to all of the writers who sent in your novel openings for the second annual Retreat West Novel Prize. It has been great to read all 90 entries. After a lot of deliberation, 22 titles have been longlisted for further re-reading over the coming weeks.
All the entries are being read anonymously at this stage so if your story is listed below, by all means shout out about it on social media but please don’t let us know which story is yours just yet! Good luck with the next stage!
2019 RETREAT WEST NOVEL PRIZE LONGLIST
- Children of the Revolution
- Fifty Pence for the Hallelujah Tree
- Fixing Pete Hamilton
- Hard and Bright
- In the Outlines of Nothing
- Rona Rats
- Signs of Amelia
- Sin Bin
- Some Like it Cold
- The Auspice
- The Butcher’s Daughter
- The Farmhouse
- The Geneticist’s Daughter
- The Miraculous Music of Clara Martinelli
- The Sound of One Hand Clapping
- The Street Sweeper
- The Unbordered Selma
Well done to all of these writers! We’ll announce the shortlist on social media over the coming weeks, alternatively, subscribe to our newsletter and never miss an announcement.