Congratulations to the authors of the following titles that have been shortlisted for the 2017 Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel:

Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line
Sugar Bird
The Waiting Rooms
The Sentence
The Embalming

The results of the 2017 competition will be announced here on 23 October.

Find out below about our previous winners.

2016   |  2015  |  2014

The 2017 longlist:

A Crack in the Door

A Dream of Something Falling

A Fancy-Dress Genocide

A Fatal Mercy


All In Sarah Gee’s Head

Billy Watkins

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Here in Eden

May Never

Nuance of Nothing


Sugar Bird

The Arrow Garden

The Embalming

The Passenger 

The Scribbler's Tales 

The Second Heart

The Sentence

The Waiting Rooms

I was thrilled to hear that my story had been Highly Commended in the Bridport Prize and would be printed in the 2017 Anthology. That unexpected validation restored my excitement for my existing stories and has spurred my creativity in writing new ones.

Stacey Swann (USA), Highly Commended, short story competition 2017

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