We were once again encouraged by the quality and variety of submissions received, and this shortlist was only arrived at after long and difficult discussion among the editorial team, with many stories only reluctantly omitted. Thank you to everyone who entered.
Please join us for the announcement of the winner at
The White Review Short Story Prize is an annual short story competition for emerging writers. Made possible by the generous support of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation in 2013, the prize awards Â£2,500 to the best piece of short fiction by a writer resident in the UK and Ireland who has yet to secure a publishing deal. The winner will have the chance to meet with jury member and literary agent Imogen Pelham to discuss their writing, plans for future work and possible routes to publication.
We are delighted to have assembled a prestigious panel of judges to decide the award.
EIMEAR McBRIDE was born in 1976. She is the author of A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING, which won the 2013 Goldsmiths Prize, was shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize and won the Baileys Womenâ€™s Prize for Fiction 2014. Her second novel, THE LESSER BOHEMIANS, will be published in 2016 by Faber & Faber.
IMOGEN PELHAM is a literary agent at Marjacq Scripts.
SIMON PROSSERis the publishing director at Hamish Hamilton. His authors include Lydia Davis, Deborah Levy, Haru Kunzru, Paul Murray, Ali Smith and Zadie Smith.