You guys. We have a shortlist.
Ten amazing LGBTQ+ stories, chosen by our illustrious judges Kirsty Logan and Paul McVeigh, from which the final 4 will be hand-plucked verrrrry soon…
If you were on the longlist, now’s the time to fix yourself a stiff cup of tea and check if you’ve made it through to the shortlist.
Ready? Let’s go:
FROM LGBTQ+ WITH LOVE: THE SHORTLIST
All Good Things
Just Say Yes
Knit and Natter
Me and You and Her
S.H.I.T. She. He. I. Them.
The Beautiful Man is Not a Feckin’ Jessie
Is your story on there? HUZZAH! Scream it from the rooftops! (But please, please, please, keep your story anonymous for now until we announce the winners!)
And if your story isn’t there, please know that we FRICKIN’ LOVED your words all the same, and you made it to a longlist of 27 out of over 300 entries which is pretty damn good odds. Keep submitting. Keep writing. Keep spreading the love.
We’ll be announcing the top 3 (+1 honourable mention) at the end of THIS WEEK (meeeep!) and begin publishing the shortlisted stories on our site shortly after.
Thank you again to everyone who entered our contest – and OH LOOK WE’RE DOING IT ALL OVER AGAIN…
This’d be a good time as any to introduce our brand spanking new FLASH QUARTERLY CONTEST – a recurring, quick ‘n’ dirty, open-themed flash comp with a whole boatload of WHQ prizes. And it’s open for submissions right now. You know what to do. Do the thing. #SUBMIT2019