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Short Story Contest 2016/17

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Long-list

Congratulations to all those on the short and long lists. There were 1,300 stories entered.

The winners, as selected by Neel Mukherjee, will be announced on the 17th March.

 

Short Story Contest 2016/17: Short-list of 40 stories

In The Dark​

Title

First Name

Last Name

     

Johnny Cash’s Girl

Xanthi

Barker

An Entry in the Yellow Book

Dianne

Bown-Wilson

Halved

Theodore

Brady

Debt Collector

Neil

Bristow

Stillwater

Michelle

Brock

Any Common Thug

Bonny

Brooks

Big Mammi

Stacy

Brown

Black Toe

Bronwen

Burgess

The Diving Lesson

Alice

Burnett

Duet

Margaret

Colville

Port Angeles

Carole

Craig

A Model of Solace

Sandy

Critchley

This Was Rapture

David

Croft

The Adonis Effect

Roz

DeKett

Saraswati

Diane

Demeter

What Green Tastes Of

Lindsay

Fisher

Reset Party

Stephen

Flanagan

Mr and Mrs Andrews

David

Foll

Sharkbite

Penny

Gibson

Undetermined

Philippa

Holloway

Bartenders I’ve Known

Liana

Imam

Entertaining Yourself To Death

William Cornelius

Johnston

Schoolgirl Crush

Ruth

Lacey

The Lost Manifesto of the Bullshit Society

John

Langan

The New World

Federica

Lugaresi

Chewing Glass

Michael

Loveday

Dead Souls

Sean

Lusk

The Mollusc

Alastair

Magness

Friends and Family

Saffron

Marchant

Salvage

Miriam

Moss

Mesopotamia

Orla

Murphy

All That We’re Good For

Melanie

Napthine

The Man

amalia

negreponti

Blackbird on a Bus

E.L

Norry

The Anniversary

gordon

parker

After Close

Brandy

Reinke

As Pretty as a Sunstone

Mirandi

Riwoe

Tender-Hearted

Fiona

Robertson

echoes

Duncan

Ross

Remember Vienna

Janey

Runci

 In The Dark

Sam

 Sanders

the receiver

Tracey

Slaughter

Messenger of God

Morgan

Smith

Taking on Water

Anne

Trooper-Holbrook

Safe from Harm

Rick

Williams

Flipping the Bird

Maja

Zmyslowski

 

Short Story Contest 2016/17: Long-list of 190 stories

Title

First Name

Last Name

   

The Salt Water Pool Boy

Peter-Adrian

Altini

Neighbours

Oana

Aristide

New Tricks

Oana

Aristide

Terrible Lizards

Kristen

Arnett

The Billion Dollar Headstand

Rajeev

Balasubramanyam

The Barn

Mina

Bancheva

Johnny Cash’s Girl

Xanthi

Barker

Seeing the Werewolf

Paul

Bassett Davies

FO FUM

Paul

Bassett Davies

When Daylight Comes

Mandy

Berriman

Just Another Man In A Suit

Stephen

Boland

Short walk from Okhaldhunga

Alison

Boulton

An Entry in the Yellow Book

Dianne

Bown-Wilson

Knickers

Mary

Bradford

Halved

Theodore

Brady

The Fox

Mark

Brandi

Debt Collector

Neil

Bristow

Honeycomb

Neil

Bristow

Stillwater

Michelle

Brock

Any Common Thug

Bonny

Brooks

In here

Dan

Brotzel

Big Mammi

Stacy

Brown

The Walking Stick

Nadia

Brown

Jubilee

Eibhlin

Browne

Black Toe

Bronwen

Burgess

A song of sundering

Jimmy

Burke

Winging It

Kathryn

Burke

The River Road

Kathryn

Burke

The Diving Lesson

Alice

Burnett

The Science Hour

Paul

Byall

My New Friend Satan

Ann

Cahill

Lawn Order

David

Campbell

Knockcrockery, Boyle, Tarmonbarry, Roscommon

Aine

Carr

Sarge

Russell

Carr

Perceptions (South Africa 1979)

Celia

Claase

If I Should Wake Before I Die

Kathy

Conde

Citizenship

Jude

Cook

Port Angeles

Carole

Craig

A Model of Solace

Sandy

Critchley

This Was Rapture

David

Croft

Havoc Shore

Maureen

Cullen

Free Fall

April

Darcy

The temple cleaner

Mona

Dash

Pink Remembered Streets

Celia

de Freine

The Adonis Effect

Roz

DeKett

Saraswati

Diane

Demeter

moving finger

Anthony

Dew

A Bus Journey

Eamon

Doggett

Unfinished House

Anne

Donnelly

Dust

Christina

Dowling

Roven Hood

Patricia

Duffaud

Hope is the Thing with Feathers

Georgina

Eddison

The Swap

Rachel

Ephraim

Lara

Bonnie

Etherington

No Thief

Carol

Farrelly

The Note

Frank

Farrelly

Lexi in a Blue Dress

Lindsay

Fisher

A Kiss for Chrissakes

Lindsay

Fisher

Reset Party

Stephen

Flanagan

Mr and Mrs Andrews

David

Foll

Patience and Miss Martha

Louie

Fooks

Hanger-on

Martine

Fournier

ME AND BILLY FESTIVAL

Vince

Foxall

Party Crasher

Elí

Freysson

Earthrise

Julie

Gabrielli

The Resurrection of Rakesh Sharma

Pia

Ghosh Roy

Sharkbite

Penny

Gibson

Doc

Ira

Goldstein

After His Death

lynda

green

Some Tiny Clue

Anne

Griffin

There’s More to Life than Laughter

Louise

Harland

Coffee

Siobhan

Harte

Lost Property

Margi

Hatjoullis

The Luckiest People in the World

Sarah

Hegarty

Cider For The Bear

Sarah

Helmy

Broadway Illuminations

Patricia

Hilton-Johnson

Undetermined

Philippa

Holloway

Nothing Else Will Satisfy

Marie

Holmes

Laughing at Funerals

Anthony

Howcroft

Cotton Candy – A History

Emi Lou

Howe

Already Formed

Mandy

Huggins

Bartenders I’ve Known

Liana

Imam

Galleys

John

Inglis

Two Tribes

Giovanna

Iozzi

Blackfriars

Julith

Jedamus

The Things We Believe In

Laura

Jeffrey

Entertaining Yourself To Death

William Cornelius

Johnston

Mr Sopwith

Dedwydd

Jones

The Last Supper

Dedwydd

Jones

The Manduca Sexta

Eugene

Jones Baldwin

Splinters

Jan

Kaneen

Callsign Spider

Jack

Kelleher

Price

Eamonn

Kelly

Elephant’s Breath

Louise

Kennedy

Huntergatherers

Louise

Kennedy

Almost Moving

Louise

Kennedy

Then Nothing

Anne

Kilminster

A Conference in Seoul

Silvia

Kwon

Schoolgirl Crush

Ruth

Lacey

Alejandra

Piers

Landseer

The Lost Manifesto of the Bullshit Society

John

Langan

A Jackdaw Calls

Rebekah

Lattin-Rawstrone

Slippers

Tracy

Lee-Newman

Animalia

Tracy

Lee-Newman

Forever After

Mary

Lennon

A Life 4,937 words

Maggie

Ling

WHO AM I

sarah c

Linnane

Chewing Glass

Michael

Loveday

This here land

Miranda

Luby

The New World

Federica

Lugaresi

Dead Souls

Sean

Lusk

To Memorise the Skylark

Niamh

MacCabe

The Mollusc

Alastair

Magness

The Zomergem Lights

Jill

Maio

All There Is

Keeley

Mansfield

Friends and Family

Saffron

Marchant

In Absentia

Connor

Martin

The Rain Falls Differently Over There

Niall

McArdle

Sheltered

Shaun

Mendum

White Orchids

Emily

Midorikawa

Weird Fishes

Sarah

Millington

Voyage

Tom

Moroney

Salvage

Miriam

Moss

And With One Bound

Sheila

Mulhern

H/SoWL

Aengus

Murray

The Gulmohar Tree

Amita

Murray

Under the Stars

David

Murray

This is not a Fairy Tale

Moz

N/a

All That We’re Good For

Melanie

Napthine

The Man

Amalia

Negreponti

AN UNEVENTFUL JOURNEY

Peter

Newall

Aperture

Clar

Ni Chonghaile

3 rings

Damian

Nolan

Blackbird on a Bus

E.L

Norry

All Living Things

Gráinne

O Toole

Ones Principal

Grainne

O’Brien

Rubin

John

O’Donnell

Foreign Exchange

Clare

O’Reilly

gateway

Tom

O’Rourke

ARPEGGIO

Mary

O’Shea

Vestige

Niall

O’Sullivan

Our Queen

Janet

Olsonbaker

The Anniversary

Gordon

Parker

Trouble in Mind

Stephen

Policoff

ZOO QUEST to ABERYSTWYTH

Anna

Pook

The Journeyman

Ian

Priestley

Happy Days

Bindy

Pritchard

Not All Shall Find Peace

Mary

Punch

Tough Love

David

Rea

After Close

Brandy

Reinke

Thin Air

Melanie

Ritzenthaler

As Pretty as a Sunstone

Mirandi

Riwoe

Our Lady, the Sheela Na Gig

Jane

Roberts

Tender-Hearted

Fiona

Robertson

A Colleague Calls

Toby

Roebuck

Hot-Bunking

Cynthia

Rogerson

EARLY ONE MORNING

JOSEPH

ROONEY

echoes

Duncan

Ross

Remember Vienna

Janey

Runci

In the Dark

Sam

Sanders

Born in a fire

Colum

Sanson-Regan

Squall (revised)

James C.

Saunders

Bridie

Fiona

Sherlock

DEAD END

Catriona

Shine

Water in the Desert

Peter

Slater

the receiver

Tracey

Slaughter

if found please return to

Tracey

Slaughter

Messenger of God

Morgan

Smith

I am most alive

Harriet

Springbett

The Coolest Kid in School

Andrew

Stiggers

Oh, Africa!

Rosita

Sweetman

Hairdresser’s Chess

Ruth

Tamiatto

The House on the Hill

David

Thame

Sea-change

June

Thomas

My Son, My Son

Deborah

Tomkins

“Taking on Water”

Anne

Trooper-Holbrook

Dark Undertakings

Hannah

van Didden

You and me and Hemingway

Dieuwke

van Turenhout

The Gift of Memory

Angus

Walker

Like Ava Gardner and the Swede

Hart

Wegner

Green Lizard on the Wall

Clare

Weze

Do You Know Who’s Dead?

Fiona

Whyte

The American girl

Rick

Williams

Safe from Harm

Rick

Williams

A Brilliant Bit of Work

Alison

Withey

When a chicken talks to a duck, a mouse pulls a turtle

Michele

Wong

Broken Things, Missing Things

Caroline

Wood

A Necessary Sacrifice

James

Yeo

A Cautionary Tale About Changing Horses

James

Yeo

Flipping the Bird

Maja

Zmyslowski

 

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