Is Your Story On The Long List?

Exeter Writers Competition News - 

The Long-List Announcement!

The first round of reading of short story entries has been completed. 

We received a record-breaking number of entries and there are some really great stories on the list so it’s going to be really difficult for us to reach a consensus.

We judge the short stories as a group and there are 24 of us with varied tastes and interests, so there really is no telling what kind of story will win.

If your story is on the following list then good luck to you, and if not, then commiserations and best of luck next year. 

Check out some of our posts on how to write short stories for competitions to make sure you did everything you could to make your story the best it could be: Five Ways to Give Your Story a Wow Factor EndingSecrets to Win Exeter Writers Short Story CompetitionWrite Your Best Short Story Competition Entry, and Story Craft With Jo Cole.

So without further ado here's the Long-List in Alphabetical Order:

8 Foot Jesus 

Double Vision and Second Sight 

Four Seasons With Brian 

Great Expectations 

It is Easy Enough To Smile 

Lane 15 

Life Support 

Love Reimagined 


More of Your Love 

Mr Sticky 

Pocket Jesus 

Stand Up 

The Canal 

The Fifty-Nine Second Watch 

The Homecoming   

The Nutting Girl 

The Shuck 

The Thaw 

The Weird Event 

Your Car Has Broken Down 


Jessica Triana de Ford is Exeter Writers Blog Manager, and co-ordinates content as well as edits submissions. She loves being part of a supportive writing group and being in a position to help support other creatives find the courage to express their ideas. You can find out more and connect with Jessica on 
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