Results for the International Cambridge Short Story Prize 2017

We received 442 short stories and have selected a list of 50 for the longlist.

If you have been placed, please feel free to share the news, but do not identify which story is yours, as judging is still taking process and anonymity must be maintained. 

Names will be released once the shortlist has been selected in February, exact date tbc. 

Thank you to everyone who entered. If you didn’t make it through this time, please keep going. It’s the beginning of the year and there are hundreds more opportunities to be working towards.  Three good sites we recommend for further short story news are:

Paul McVeigh’s blog

Tania Hershman’s website ShortStops



The CSSP 2017 Longlist




Blue Monday


Darkness in the Aftermath


Dress Rehearsal

Fire Station

Grandmas Feast Day


Inside the Egg


Last Sortie

Left-Handed Jumpers

Let the Water Take Them

Life is What You Make of It

Lost and Found

Make a Wish, Keep the Wish Secret

Memory of Unfathomable Solace

Overnight in the Dayroom



Scorched Earth

Sea Glass

She Clown


Some Kind of Weird and Wonderful



Tell Me About Home

The Architecture of Trees

The Bookkeeper

The Breakout

The Cow

The Distance of Light

The Escape Tunnel

The Ghost Day

The Girl in the Yellow T-Shirt

The Invitation

The Playroom

The Whale

The Fox

The Stars are Light Enough

There Where the Trees Are

Think Global, Act Local

This Card

This House is Falling Down

This is the Beginning

Where the Leviathan Sleeps

White Swans