Cambridge Short Story Prize Results

The Cambridge Short Story Prize 2020

Thank you to everyone who entered the Cambridge Short Story Prize 2020. We had just over 600 entries.  The quality of work was outstanding and we’re pleased to share the longlist.

Judging remains underway and anonymous. Please do not identify yourself with a particular short story, although you are welcome to share news of your listing.

Our sincere thanks again,

TSS

 

The Longlist

Short stories are listed alphabetically:

++ Hex: A Self Instructs Itself

A Guide to Keeping Birds

A Melon and a Peach in a String Bag

A Suggestion of Brick

Adar Marw

Bald

Beauty and the Jinn

Bluet

Bon Bon and Marguerite

Cat in the Wall

Droplet in June

Eilean Dearg

His Blood on the Stones

How Plants Bounce Back from Crushing Blows

In the Hearts of Green Birds

Just Because a Thin Spectre

Little Death

Lord Pitts Lost Pleasure Garden

Lump

Measuring Time

Mutations

Narcissus Narcissus

Night on the Mosquito Toilet

Nighttime People

Nine Moons

Noise

Not Touching

Pangolin

Regreening

Revenge

Spring Love 1972

Teddy

Tempest

The Accident Slip

The Cat

The Garden

The Lost Camel of Lower Chadlington

The Motherland Hears, The Motherland Knows

The Other End of the Line

The Outer Edge of Light

The Passing

The Savage Crowd

The Way We Live Now

The Yellow Carnation

Thresholds

Topsy

Trash

With a Cherry on Top

With this Wing I Wed Thee

 

The shortlist should be announced within one month, if not sooner.