Monthly Micro Longlist July 23

Many thanks to everyone who sent in a story for the NET prompt. We received 71 paid entries so the prizes fund is £77 for first prize and £51 for second. The People’s Prize will be announced with the results. Some absolutely amazing titles this month! And after launching our Monthly Micro workshop the day before submissions opened we have seen a real difference in the standard and scope of stories being submitted!

Longlisted Stories

  • A Mother Gives her Daughter Indra’s Net
  • All the things Beth from the corner shop told me when she first saw my bruises
  • Because…their faces never betray how they really feel
  • Catch of the Day
  • Despicable
  • Da Always Said He Would Take me Shrimping
  • Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
  • Drone Eat Drone
  • Elsie Bickerstaffe’s Window
  • Escape
  • Humans are for life, not just for Christmas!
  • How to tell my father I want to be an accountant
  • Internet Searches Since Your Diagnosis
  • Invasion
  • Manumission
  • Never Speak of This
  • Nodding Off
  • Sport on a Wednesday afternoon in winter
  • Study of an Empty Children’s Play Park After Summer Rain
  • The day after the moon landing, a dry-eyed GI bride stands next to an open casket in Clovis, New Mexico
  • The house where the man on trial for murder lives
  • The Lepidopterist
  • The Lepidopterist and the Common Cabbage White
  • The Making of a Militant
  • The Net Worth of Mary-Jane Casey
  • Things My Granny Taught Me
  • Trying to Find a Memory of You in the Dream-Catcher Archive

Good luck everyone – the shortlist will be announced on Monday when voting will open so you can vote for your favourite!