May 2023 Monthly Micro Longlist

Many thanks to everyone who sent a story for this month’s contest. The theme was ADAPT and we received 75 entries so the cash prize for first place is £84 and second place £56. The People’s Prize will be announced with the results. Congrats to the writers who have made our longlist but no telling which story is yours! As always, some amazing titles!

Longlisted Stories

  • A Silent Talon
  • A Story as Old as the World
  • After the War
  • Alternative Retreat West Monthly Micro Fiction Competition – Found Text
  • Arctic Lullaby
  • Cheap Cuts
  • Dania Duckfeet
  • Fourth Concubine of Lee Ah Seng, Head of How Fatt Tin Mining Kongsi, Taiping, Malaysia 1874
  • Genesis
  • Home
  • Homecoming Queen
  • Masking
  • Miscarriage
  • Natural Selection
  • Survival of the Disposal Workers
  • The Chameleon
  • The Endangered Species Quarterly (Special Edition): A Survival Guide for Survivalists
  • The Turning of the Tide
  • They Say it Takes Time
  • Thoughts while in Flight
  • Time to Go
  • Try To Fit In, Emily
  • We Need To Grow Fins
  • You Were

The shortlist will be online for voting on Monday – good luck for the next round everyone!

In the meantime, don’t forget that our lit journal, WestWord, is open for submissions until 31st May. No theme for the next edition – send us your best micros, flashes and short stories!