Short Sharp Stories 2017 Shortlist Announced

03 May 2017
Short Sharp Stories 2017 Shortlist Announced

Short Sharp Stories have announced the shortlist for their 2017 competition, which is themed “Trade Secrets”. Congratulations to PEN SA members Amy Heydenrych, Stephen Symons, Darrel Bristow-Bovey, Sally Partridge and Andrew Salomon, who are on the shortlist.

Joanne Hichens is the curator of the competition, which has previously produced anthologies that include Bloody Satisfied, Adults Only, Incredible Journey and Die Laughing. The judges for this year’s competition are PEN SA member Liesl Jobson, Phakama Mbonambi and Tim Richman. The foreword for the anthology is by PEN SA Member Yewande Omotoso.

Two stories from the 2015 Incredible Journey anthology, “At Your Requiem” by Bongani Kona and “Memories We Lost” by Lidudumalingani, both the writers PEN SA members, were shortlisted for the 2016 Caine Prize.

See the full 2017 shortlist on Short Sharp Stories’ Facebook page.

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