We’re delighted to announce the longlist for the Dorothy Dunnett Society/Historical Writers’ Association Short Story Competition 2019.
The range and ambition of the stories and the high standard of the writing made coming up with the longlist particularly difficult this year and all the longlisted writers are to be congratulated on their achievement.
Many thanks to our brilliant first round judges for their work: Jason Hewitt, Lesley Burnie, Annie Whitehead, Gill Paul, Nancy Wright, Barbara Milner, Janet Angelini, Betty Moxon and Imogen Robertson.
The 2019 longlist:
A Glimmer of Melting Ice – Emily Bullock
Abide with Me – Rachel Bower
Any Wickedness – Joanne Stephens
Bittersweet Homecoming – Jasmina Svenne
By the Calling of the Whaups – John Clarke
Cissy Mullins and the Pursuit of the Perfect Photographic Portrait – Joanna Dodd
Finding a Way Home – Liz Kershaw
Hungry Roads – Maire Malone
Lancashire Census of 1881 – Julie Evans
Mileage – Monique Hayes
Nightmare in Clapham – Katherine Mary Mezzacappa
On Rhosili Down – Hannah Hulme Hunter
Sembawang Gate – Christine Williams
Soldier – Patricia Bracewell
The Daisy Fisher – Kate Jewell
The Flood – Jean Cooper Moran
The Marriage of Illusion and Commerce – Eve Johnson
The Queen’s Jewel – Cathy De’Freitas
The Truth Has Arms and Legs – Alice Linda Fowler
Within these Walls – Ali Bacon
Read about last year’s winning entry, Nineteen Above Discovery by Jennifer Falkner, in Historia’s feature from November 2018. All 20 longlisted short stories are also mentioned.
In 2017, the competition was won by Annie Whitehead, historian, novelist and Historia contributor, with A Poppy Against the Sky.