The shortlist is announced!
Congratulations to all those who made it through to our short-list.
If long-listing is a serious business, then short-listing is even more so. We had to select the top third and ensure that the chosen stories fulfilled all the criteria that a good short story should have. We chose stories that were well written; original and, perhaps most of all, memorable. We aimed to pick ten, but in the end we had to pick two extra because - we just had to! Let Joanna, our judge, have the really tricky task of selecting the top three. Good reading, Joanna.
The stories she will be reading - several times - are:
The Sender of Last Chances
Three Words and a Chocolate Bar
So Many Questions
A Man of Means by No MeansThe Wondwossi Hotel Bar
The Lonely Path
Now I'm a Fish