Monthly Micro Longlist – Jan 2023

Well done to everyone who sent in a story this month. We received 82 entries so the prize fund is £205. The first place winner gets £123 and second place £82. Congrats to the long listed writers of the following stories. No telling which is yours thought as it has to remain anonymous all the way through the judging rounds.


  • A Nail-Biting Life
  • Angel Numbers
  • Bee-He Smells Honey
  • Hope In A Box
  • Hope Is Where The Heart Is
  • Hopeless Optimist
  • House of Dunes
  • In This House, We Don’t Burn Sage
  • Ingredients for a soufflé good enough to unite nations
  • Kyiv Christmas
  • Lucky and Safe
  • May Contain Traces
  • My Name is Hope
  • Nightingale Floor
  • Oh Emily, I Prayed
  • Omid
  • On Christmas Eve, A Glass Half Full Man Waits For His Estranged Daughter In Wetherspoons
  • Present Tense
  • The First Time Afterwards
  • The Hum of Maybes
  • The Myth of Pandors
  • Verity
  • When All Hope is Lost, Go and Speak to the Wind