2017 Long-lists Announced

The following writers have been longlisted for the Brighton Prize 2017. If you are on the list please don’t post the title of your story on social media. The short-list will be announced later in the month and the winners in October. Thanks to everyone who entered, as usual the standard was amazing and we’re sorry if you didn’t make the long-list.


William Konarzewski
Liz Chapman
Richard Smyth
Richard Reeves
Dean Gessie
Lara Toohey
Alisa Lockwood
John Herbert
Alan McCormick
martin nathan
Craig Burnett
Jon Greaves
Hannah Persaud
Ren Watson
Alex Morrison
Liam Brown
Kevin Morey
Kit Austin
Rhiannon Lewis
Pascal Vine
Astra Bloom
Judith Wilson
Ruth Harper
Morgan Parks
Dean Gessie
Louise Mangos
Simon Messingham
jan petrie
Selma Carvalho
Charlotte Skea-Strachan
Marc Joan
Hannah Persaud
Paula Hunter
Andrew Chung
Megan Taylor
Anthony Howcroft
Lynne E Blackwood
Joanna Piesse


Jenny Woodhouse
Robert Kibble
Sarah Baxter
Roger Dean
Bren Gosling
Freya Morris
Sharon Boyle
Sally Tissington
Shaun Stevenson
Haleh Agar
Astra Bloom
Leonard Kress
Nancy Ludmerer
Liz Brooks
Zoë Meager
Ren Watson
Sharon Bennett

Lucy Fox