Competition

Our 2024 Short Story Competition is now closed and judging is in progress. Many thanks and good luck to everyone who entered.  See how far we've got below.




The shortlist of stories is shown below. Many congratulations to everyone who's made it this far. Feel free to celebrate this achievement on your social media channels, but judging continues to be anonymous, so please do not identify which is your story just yet. We will publish the full list of stories and authors' names once the winners are announced.

The final results are due mid June.

Shortlisted Stories

And Only I Remain
Battle Cry
Desire Lines
Guardian Angel
Hard Cheese
How Langhead Baptist Church Youth Fellowship Won the Holy Spirit All-Scotland Seven-a-Side Trophy
Rosemary + Cindi
The Portrait
The Sleeve
Trevithick's Miniature Menagerie    
White Roses and Gypsophila


The longlist of stories is shown below. 

Longlisted Stories

And Only I Remain
Battle Cry
Cuckoo
Desire Lines
Don't Look Back
Guardian Angel
Half of the Sky
Hand It Over
Hard Cheese
How Langhead Baptist Church Youth Fellowship Won the Holy Spirit All-Scotland Seven-a-Side Trophy
Magpie
Mr Motala
Nincompoop
Rosemary + Cindi
Snapshots of a Broken Mind
The Conductor
The Okinawa Gambit
The Portrait
The Runner
The Sleeve
The Woman on His Bench
Trevithick's Miniature Menagerie    
White Roses and Gypsophila