BSSA Longlist 2023

Many congratulations to the writers longlisted in our 2023 Award and big thanks to all those from around the world who entered. Sometimes titles are duplicated among entries and you will have received an email from us to confirm it is your story listed. 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.

2023 Bath Short Story Award Long List
Bananas in the Fruit Bowl tba
Best in the Living World tba
Blind Tulips tba
Breathwork tba
Catawba Headlock tba
Choices tba
Crash tba
Dad is Online tba
Echoes tba
Flatmates tba
Frame Thissen tba
Francis 2021 tba
GCSE English: Creative Writing Coursework tba
He’ll Take Good Care of Her tba
How May I Help You Today? tba
How to Navigate an American College as a Kenyan International Student in 6 Suggestions tba
I Should Have Held Him tba
Inhale tba
It’ll be Different This Time tba
Kalon Kakon tba
Lucky Strike tba
Man-Mutt-Money tba
Manifesto tba
Morning on the Lake tba
My Beauty tba
My Imaginary Friend, David Bowie tba
Nobody You Would Rather Look At tba
Off Lizard Point tba
Old Flames tba
One Thing I Know For Sure tba
Onion Dog tba
PIMO tba
Please Hold tba
Red is the Ruling Colour tba
Silent Spring tba
Skin Care tba
Sparrows in Vain tba
Table for 3 tba
The Abbey Lawn tba
The Body tba
The Fourth Room tba
The Language of Remembering tba
The Lensing Light tba
The Night Shift tba
The Owl Tamer tba
The Root of the Tongue is Buried in the Earth tba
The Soft Rope tba
The Symbol tba
This House is About to Collapse tba
Transit tba
Viewing Day tba
Watching the Rotorangi Girls tba
We are the Birds that Fly tba
Why We Don’t Talk About Trumpets tba