2023 short story long list

This year we erceived over 60 entries in our short story competition. The long list includes a fascinating variety of responses to our theme of  ‘Soul’ and we can’t wait to share these wonderful stories with you in this year’s anthology. 

Longlisted entries

‘My Soulmate’ by Jude Anison

‘An Inconsistent Line’ by Jeanette Barry

‘The Worst Job in the World’ by Charles Corkery

‘Trucker Priests’ by PH Court

‘Small Town God’ by Molly Dunn

‘A divine appointment’ by Joanna Elliot

‘The Light is Golden’ by Anne Freeman

‘Anthem’ by Alida Galati

‘Who you callin’old?’ by Denise Kramarczuk

‘Mouse in Paris’ by Jodie Kewley

‘Dust’ by Deborah May

‘The Sense of Endings’ by Kristof Mikes-Liu

‘The Afterlife’ by Erin A. Mitchell

‘Done Readin’‘ by Terry Mulhern

‘Watch out for snakes’ by Terry Mulhern

‘The Windows to the Soul’ by Anna Papij

‘Wife in Silhouette’ by Kamille Roach

‘Ticking’ by Justine Sless

‘The Zoos Gossip’ by Caroline Jones

What happens next?

View our short story page to find out more about the competition and the Soul anthology.