We are delighted to be able to announce the shortlist of The Bournemouth Writing Prize Short Story competition 2021. Congratulations to all of you listed here!
Every shortlisted story has been put forward for inclusion in the anthologies we will be publishing later in the year. We will let you know if yours is selected.
The judges, including literary agent Sophie Scard and Picador commissioning editor Ansa Khan Khattak, now have the very difficult decision of choosing an overall winner!
Please don’t feel discouraged if you didn’t make it this time. We will open for entries again in the Autumn.
The BWP Short Story Shortlist 2021
A Beaker Full of the Warm South by Cath Barton
A Guide to keeping Birds by Anne O’Leary
An Maighdeann-Roin by James Skivington
Baklava and Umm Haram Erini Loucaides
Becoming Sarah Bernhardt by Emma Latham
Clean Sweat by Charlotte Gajek
Five Days by Chip Tolson
Flowers for Miss Havisham by Wendy Jones
Here’s to You, Mrs Avery by Alice Fowler
Johannesberg by Joe Bedford
Peace unto the Heathen by Penny Frances
Run Katy Run by C Kerr
Salty Eid by Judith Allnatt
Scattered From The Mountain by Thandi Sebe
Scorched Earth by Dara Kavanagh
Second Person by Josephine Galvin
Shopping for Annie by Lesley Webb
String Theory by Richard Smith
Such a Sweet Girl by Stewart Arnold
The Anatomical Venus by Emma Latham
The Book From the Beach by Tracey Mahoney
The Wake by Alan Murrin
Thirty Six Up by Bethany Wren
Treat Day by Jayne Rowney