Cambridge Prize Results

Winners & Judge’s Favourite

Congratulations to the following winners and Favourites of the Cambridge Short Story Prize 2018.

1st place

Dead Man’s Dinner – Mark Left

2nd place

Call Me Leroy – Isla Telford

3rd place

Hold Fast – Emma Hutton

Judge’s Favourite

  • Angela Readman: Mr Patchouli – Fiona Ritchie Walker
  • CG Menon: These Ithacas – James Davidson
  • Rupert Dastur: Bury Beach – Rebecca F John

We received 804 entries in total and are grateful to all short story writers who have made this competition possible.

Details of the Cambridge Prize 2019 will be released in a few months and we hope you’ll consider sending us your work.

With thanks from all the judges and the TSS team.

Shortlist

Congratulations to the writers of these twenty-five exceptional short stories. All stories in this list will be published in an anthology due later in the year.

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

The winners will be announced by 30th April 2019.

If your story is on this list, but has been published elsewhere , please email rupert@theshortstory.co.uk  immediately to withdraw your work. Please note that we do intend to publish all short stories on this list, so please do withdraw your work from other competitions or journals if necessary.

After it Happened – Hannah Persaud

Another Girl – Emma Hutton

Arctic Charr – Lisa Phillips

Bebop and the Broken Spaceship – Luoise Finnigan

Bury Beach – Rebecca F John

Call Me Leroy – Isla Telford

Cortona – Lucie McKnight Hardy

Cubicle – Ruth Guthrie

Dead Man’s Dinner – Mark Left

Every Shiny Thing on Fire – Keren Heenan

Hold Fast – Emma Hutton

Hunted – Alison Woodhouse

Lily Mortis – Sonja Murphy

Missing Girl, 5, Gone Fifteen Months – Linda Mannheim

Mr Patchouli – Fiona Ritchie Walker

Nine to Five – Charlotte Wührer

Shame – James Hatton

Somewhere to Go – Sarah Salway

The Coast of Africa – Julie Cruickshank

The Note on the Door – Joshua Rigby

The Sausage Makers Daughter – Jane Fraser

These Ithacas – James Davidson

To Live – Hannah Retallick

Tribal Marks – Marie Gethins

When Cocoa Ripe It Must Bust – Jeda Pearl

Longlist

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 – David Hartley

After it Happened – Hannah Persaud

Another Girl – Emma Hutton

Arctic Charr – Lisa Phillips

Are We There Yet? – Fiona Thackery

Bamboo and Rattan – Lynne Blackwood

Bebop and the Broken Spaceship – Luoise Finnigan

Blowing Bubbles – Maggie Last

Bury Beach – Rebecca F John

Call Me Leroy – Isla Telford

Cortona – Lucie McKnight Hardy

Counting Flowers – Leslie Muzingo

Cubicle – Ruth Guthrie

Dead Man’s Dinner – Mark Left

Degrees of Certainty – Amy Chandler

Drowning – Giselle Leeb

Every Shiny Thing on Fire – Keren Heenan

First Love – Reshma Ruia

From Here I Can barely See Your Face – Nicole Yurcaba

Grand National Day at the Bull and Drum – Brian Kirk

Hold Fast – Emma Hutton

Hunted – Alison Woodhouse

Johannesburg – Joe Bedford

Knuckles of Butter – Chelsea Fowler

La Patrona – Sarah Edghill

Lily Mortis – Sonja Murphy

Missing Girl, 5, Gone Fifteen Months – Linda Mannheim

Mr Patchouli – Fiona Ritchie Walker

Nine to Five – Charlotte Wührer

Ninety percent Halal – Masturah Alatas

Rise, Vivian – Kerry Hood

Shame – James Hatton

Somewhere to Go – Sarah Salway

The Actual Son of God – Alice Stride

The Baby – Kathleen Mac Mahon

The Coast of Africa – Julie Cruickshank

The First and Second Runners – Max Sydney-Smith

The Girl on the Wasteland – Louise Amos

The King Wave – Nicki Blake

The Lives of a Blank Piece of Paper – Laure Van Rensburg

The No Soul Hole – Rory Duffy

The Note on the Door – Joshua Rigby

The Sausage Makers Daughter – Jane Fraser

The Soupstone – Fancoise Harbey

These Ithacas – James Davidson

These Journeys Made at Night – Matthew G. Rees

To Live – Hannah Retallick

Tribal Marks – Marie Gethins

When Cocoa Ripe It Must Bust – Jeda Pearl

Wrens – Joanne Leonard