Katy Darby, our judge for 2016, confirms that the shortlist for this year’s award, and therefore the stories to be published in Willesden Herald: New Short Stories 9, are as follows, in alphabetical order by title:
|All That Remains||Rob Hawke|
|The Cliffs of Bandiagara||Catherine McNamara|
|Last Call at the Rialto||Daniel Waugh|
|Looking for Nathalie||Susan Haigh|
|Love and Hair||Olga Zilberbourg|
|The Mayes County Christmas Gun Festival||David Lewis|
|The Volcano||Anna Lewis|
(Update 3/11/2016: One story was withdrawn at the last minute, and so the shortlist of ten has been updated accordingly.)
And now you will have to wait till the results event to find out who takes the prize for overall winner this year! We’re excited and can’t wait for the actor readings and the book. We’re hoping to meet some of the writers in London, if you can make it. Over the next few days, we’ll be working on the book cover art and details of the event.
Thanks to all who entered and congratulations to the shortlisted. It has been a privilege and an adventure reading the stories sent in, appreciating the painstaking art that has gone into them, and experiencing the never-failing wonder of the short story form.