2016 has been another exciting year for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards Writing.ie Short Story of the Year with entries flowing in from all over the world.
Here is the long list, with our huge congratulations to everyone who was entered.
Judges Madeleine Keane, Bob Johnston and literary agent Simon Trewin will select the six shortlisted stories for the public to vote on and decide a winner. The shortlist will be announced on 25th October at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and all the stories will be published on Writing.ie so you can read them and vote!
2016 Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Longlist
Counting Bridges by Sinead Gleeson from Looking At The Stars, published by Munster Literature Cenrtre
The Arborist by Eimear Ryan from The Dublin Review 63, published by Dublin Review Books
K-K-K by Lauren Foley from Overland #222, published by OL Society (Australia)
The Mountain Road by William Wall from Hearing Voices / Seeing Things, published by Doire Press
The Birds of June by John Connell from Granta 135: New Irish Writing, published by Granta Magazine
The Visit by Orla McAlinden from The Accidental Wife, published by Sowilo Press (USA)
Every Cloud by P. Kearney Byrne from Issue 10 of The Incubator
Landlocked by Phyl Herbert from The Price of Desire, published by Arlen House
Here We Are by Lucy Caldwell from Multitudes published by Faber & Faber
What a River Remembers of its Course by Gerard Beirne published by Numero Cinq Magazine
The Night of the Big Wind by Ruth Gilligan from Banshee Issue #2 published by Banshee Press
Green, Amber, Red by Jane Casey from Trouble is Our Business published by New Island.
Restoration by Aoife Fitzpatrick from Books Ireland magazine March/April issue 2016
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards shortlists will be revealed on 25th October and the winners will be announced at the Gala Awards dinner on 16th November at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Leeson Street Upper, Dublin 4, and will be televised on RTE on Saturday 19th November.