SHORTLIST: W&A Working-Class Writers' Prize 2023

29th November 2023
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29th November 2023
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Now in our fifth consecutive year of the W&A Working-Class Writers' Prize, we were thrilled to receive the highest number of entries since our inaugural year! We've poured through 283 stories to bring undiscovered talent fully into the light. 

We've whittled down our shortlist, so a huge congratulations to the following writers and their stories.

The Drowned Bird by Furhad Khan

Hosanna by Alice McCusker

Tenebrae by Jon Doyle

Narrow Waters by Ciara McVeigh

Tapha by Emily Abdeni-Holman

We will be sharing the overall winner and our two runners-up on Monday 4th December.

Once again, many congratulations to those writers who have been longlisted and a thank you to everyone who entered. Every will receive feedback and we are aiming to deliver this to all entrants by the end of January 2024. 

We truly appreciate you taking the time to submit your work to us and we hope that you continue to write and tell your stories because we all certainly need them now than ever.

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