Ashley Stokes and Sara Maitland longlisted for Edge Hill Short Story Prize

April 02, 2014 | Other News, TLC Talent

The longlist for this year’s Edge Hill Short Story Prize has been announced, featuring a diverse list of authors, both established and emerging, from a range of presses. This year’s longlist shows good representation of small and independent presses, with the prize’s co-ordinator, Dr Ailsa Cox, praising the diversity of entries and in particular the strong showing from Irish and Welsh publishers. Of the form, she said:

“The short story really is flourishing all across the UK thanks to wonderful writers such as those on our list.”

TLC reader Ashley Stokes’s collection The Syllabus of Errors and TLC mentor and reader Sara Maitland’s The Moss Witch feature alongside story collections by John Burnside, Alison Moore, and Dan Rhodes.

The final shortlist of five will be revealed in May and the winners announced at an awards ceremony on 3 July held at TLC’s base, the Free Word Centre, in Farringdon.  This year’s judges are short story writer Kevin Barry, journalist and blogger Katie Allen, and Carys Bray.