Longlist #2019BerlinWritingPrize

Today, we are delighted to announce the entries that have been longlisted for the 2019 Berlin Writing Prize. In alphabetical order (by title) they are:


All American Ghost Busters, by Jenessa Abrams

Amidst A Ring of Fulcrum and Light, by Jenny Wong

Apricot Stones, by Chloe Gocool

A Wide Neon Yell, by S.K. Perry

Camel, by Victoria Manifold

Carnifrenesia, by Tina Henriksson

Caught in the Mechanism, by Edward Barnfield

Circus Freak, by Anbara Salam

Circus Movement Arrhythmia, by David Moody

Délphine, by Eliza Robertson

Echo, by Elizabeth O’Connor

Mira, by Eshrar Latif

On Bears (A Constellation), by Sarah Van Bonn

One in Eight, by Hannah Harper

Paul, by Emma Flynn

Someone with Something to Say, by Lucy Grace

Suddenly the Top Blew Off, by Stephanie Pushaw

The Ghost of Things, by Suzanne Scanlon

The High Wire Act, by T.L. Sherwood

The Life I Deserve, by Victoria Griffin

The Plumage, by Avrina Prabala-Joslin

The Streets our Brushes, the Squares our Palettes, by Will Studdert

Threshold, by Angela Hughes

Time is a Circus, by Elizabeth Forsyth

Ventimiglia, by Nicholas Ruddock


Honourable Mentions

Bread, by Sidney Walls

Circus Minimis, by Edward Hamlin

Don’t Feed the Bankers, by Laurane Marchive

How (not) to Leave, by Aisha Hamid

How the Circus Came to Be, by Jane Housham

The Flea-Trap, by Alice Ash

The Reverend’s Circus, by Jacqueline Parker

Turning Tricks, by Feline Charpentier

Second Glance, by Rachel Chipp


We will be announcing the shortlist of ten writers, including the winner and two runners up, after our judging dinner on September 29th 2019.

Congratulations to these wonderful writers and thanks to everyone who entered!

Best wishes,

The Reader Berlin

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