CSSP Results

The Cambridge Short Story Prize 2018


Short Stories are listed alphabetically. You are welcome to share the news of your longlisting, but please do not identify your specific story, as judging is still underway. Anonymity remains essential at this stage of the competition.

The Shortlist will be announced by 15th April 2019. If your story is published elsewhere by this date, please email rupert@theshortstory.co.uk to withdraw your work.

Many thanks to all those who entered.

A Panda Appeared in Our Street

After it Happened

Another Girl

Arctic Charr

Are We There Yet?

Bamboo and Rattan

Bebop and the Broken Spaceship

Blowing Bubbles

Bury Beach

Call Me Leroy


Counting Flowers


Dead Man’s Dinner

Degrees of Certainty


Every Shiny Thing on Fire

First Love

From Here I Can barely See Your Face

Grand National Day at the Bull and Drum

Hold Fast



Knuckles of Butter

La Patrona

Lily Mortis

Missing Girl, 5, Gone Fifteen Months

Mr Patchouli

Nine to Five

Ninety percent Halal

Rise, Vivian


Somewhere to Go

The Actual Son of God

The Baby

The Coast of Africa

The First and Second Runners

The Girl on the Wasteland

The King Wave

The Lives of a Blank Piece of Paper

The No Soul Hole

The Note on the Door

The Sausage Makers Daughter

The Soupstone

These Ithacas

These Journeys Made at Night

To Live

Tribal Marks

When Cocoa Ripe It Must Bust