Delighted to announce that after much re-reading of the longlisted stories, which you can see here, we have the final 10 shortlisted stories for both the 2017 RW Short Story Prize and RW Flash Fiction Prize. All of which have now been forwarded to the judges for the final round and will be published in the anthology later this year, through Retreat West Books.
There were some really fantastic stories on the longlist so well done to everyone whose stories appeared there and huge congratulations to all of the writers on these shortlists. I look forward to working with you to produce the anthology and hopefully celebrating with you at the launch party too.
2017 RW Short Story Prize Shortlist:
An Entry in the Yellow Book by Diane Bown-Wilson
Boys Outside by Laurence Jones
Calvo Marsh by Karen Featherstone
Home Improvements by Joanna Campbell
Options for the Ridiculously Poor by Ian Tucker
Roast Potatoes by Rachael Dunlop
The Distance by Keren Heenan
The Land of Bondage by Bettina Daniel
The Martha Rhymes by Susan Breall
Thou Shalt Not Kill by Bettina Daniel
Best of luck for the final round! The results will be announced in February. Thanks again to everyone who has taken part.