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Shortlist BSSA 2020

Many congratulations to the twenty writers shortlisted in our 2020 Award. Kate Johnson, our 2020 shortlist judge now has the stories and the final results will be out on August 15th. As judging is still in progress and stories are judged blind, we ask you not to link your name with your story. But you are welcome to share on social media and elsewhere that you are listed. Best wishes to all for the next stage.

2020 Bath Short Story Award Long List
Title Author
About Face
Another Man’s Smile
A Twix And A Twingo
Candlemas
Exterior. Train Station Platform. Night.
Little Penguins are the smallest penguin species in the world
Lovely Day
Queen C
Redemption Drive
Retired Heads
Rice On A Banana Leaf
The Kind Mercy of His Madness
The Love and Trials of a (not very) good woman
The Memory of Dolls
The Pencil Drawn Girl
The Quiet One
The Song Paul Simon Didn’t Write
Under A Whalebone Roof
Upgrade Day
Visiting in the Year of the Rabbit

Longlist BSSA 2020

Many congratulations to the writers longlisted in our 2020 Award and big thanks to all those from around the world who entered. Everyone included on this list will be sent an email, so please check your inboxes for confirmation that it is your story. We had a large number of entries and sometimes titles are duplicated. You are welcome to share that you are longlisted on social media and elsewhere, but as judging is still in process, we ask you not to link your name with your story. Thank you. The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 14th July.

2020 Bath Short Story Award Long List
Title Author
A kindness
About Face
Another Man’s Smile
A Twix And A Twingo
Backbone
Blackbird, Fly
Both at Once
Brown Bird
Candlemas
Cowboys and Indian
Exterior. Train Station Platform. Night.
Faraway
Fingerpricks
Feathers
Going up country
Goodbye, Mr Penguin
How To Prepare an Orange Correctly
Into Your Own Hands
Leviathan
Little Penguins are the smallest penguin species in the world
Lovely Day
Mooncalf
Not a Lobster Person
Not Yet, But Maybe
Queen C
Quiet
Redemption Drive
Retired Heads
Rice On A Banana Leaf
Ripples
Running on the Beach
Seashell
Seven Tiny Perfect Teeth
The Blood Shift
The Discomfort of Three
The Hiccup
The Kind Mercy of His Madness
The Infinite Universes of Maggie Lavery
The Love and Trials of a (not very) good woman
The Memory of Dolls
The Pencil Drawn Girl
The Quiet One
The Required Distance
The Song Paul Simon Didn’t Write
Tomorrow
Two Towns
Under A Whalebone Roof
Upgrade Day
Visiting in the Year of the Rabbit
Waves
What Julie Taylor Was Made Of 1981-1992
Wild Swimming