The long list for the Edge Hill Prize, recognising excellence in published short story collections, has been announced.
The prize this year has attracted a diversity of talent. From well established names and publishers, to early career writers and smaller, independent presses. See the full long list on the Edge Hill University website.
Staff and post graduate students at Edge Hill are taking part in the shortlisting process. It's a privilege for me to be involved in this as a member of the Narrative Research Group at the university. I'm delighted to be reading entries from writers whose previous work I know and love and also discovering real gems amongst newer voices.
The shortlist will be announced in May.