After the Plague – Short Story Competition for Scottish Writers – The Shortlist

It’s a long shortlist, but everyone here deserves a place!

Here are the top 13 stories and writers:

The Ardesh – Alex Jovanovic
Breathers – Ali Mahdi
The Microwave Library – David Tam McDonald
The Knock – Elanor Lawrence
Single Player – Gemma Elliott
Screened – IR Boyd
Daughter of the Trojan Plague – Kat Cookson
People of the Stars – Mona O’Brien
The Odd Bods and Death Husk – Moti Black
The Warehouse – Richard Gregson
And The Water Turned Red – Ross MacKay
This Unbureaucratic Life – Simon Birks
People gone by – Vanesa Baclea

Join our 2021 judges Cat Hellisen, Oliver Langmead and Noel Chidwick to celebrate this year’s Cymera Prize for Speculative Short Fiction.

We will chat about this year’s shortlist, share some top-tips for short fiction writers and reveal the winner.

With a reading of the winning story by Debbie Cannon

You can watch – for free – via the Cymera Festival website at 6pm on Saturday 5th June 2021.