Jan 22 Monthly Micro Longlist

It’s good to be back after our break in December and seems like everyone missed us as we’ve had the most entries in ages this month! 116 stories were submitted, meaning the cash prizes are £174 for 1st place and £116 for second, plus the People’s Prize which will be announced along with the results.

Thanks so much to everyone who sent us their words. We enjoyed reading them all. Well done to our longlist below. No telling which is yours though!

Longlisted Stories

  1. A Failure of Assumptions
  2. Bottle
  3. Bottle Fed
  4. Bottled Objects
  5. Bottled Up
  6. Bottling It Up
  7. Contained in a Bottle
  8. Don’t bottle it: a vacation from university and the real cost of pumpjack oil drilling in Alberta, August 16th 1988
  9. Formula
  10. Grace
  11. Grandpa’s Legacy
  12. I unwrap a bottle of Tuscan herb infused olive oil, untie the white bow
  13. Life in Shades: A Retrospective
  14. Manningtree, Essex 1645
  15. Not Even 19 bottles of Jamaican Rum Can Please Her
  16. One Bluebottle on a Windowsill
  17. One Hundred Words of Summer
  18. Open Day At The Bottle Factory – David Shows His Daughter The Place Where He Is God
  19. Preservation
  20. Returning to Aleppo
  21. Some inevitable consequences of hatred
  22. Splintering Hearts
  23. St. Catherine’s Orphans
  24. Still Standing
  25. Stop
  26. The Anatomist’s Bride
  27. The Perfumier’s Love Letter
  28. The Ruby Anniversary
  29. The Weight of Memory
  30. Treading on Memory in the Bottles’ Graveyard
  31. Upcycling Can Save Lives
  32. Wine-tasting for Beginners

Good luck everyone! We’ll have the shortlist on Monday.