Judging


  • Following the closing date for entries, a longlist of collections will be announced, followed by a shortlist.
  • The shortlist of up to six collections will be announced by 30th June 2018
  • Shortlisted authors will be invited to participate in a special event in London where the first prize of £10,000 plus the £1,000 Reader’s Choice prize will be awarded
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances, Edge Hill University will be entitled to change the panel of judges and/or arrangements for the prize-giving.

    2018 Judges

Professor Ailsa Cox – The world’s first and only Professor of Short Fiction and expert of Nobel Prize winning short story writer, Alice Munro

Paul McVeigh – Co-Founder of London Short Story Festival and Associate Director of The Word Factory

Daisy Johnson – Winner of the 2017 Prize for Short Story

Alice O’Keeffe – Critic for The Guardian, The Observer, The New Statesman, and Literary Programmer for the Brighton Festival.

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