Sunderland Short Story Award

The 2018 Edition

Pysical copies of the 2018 edition are currently sold out, but we're looking into printing more. Watch this space!

Digital Editions

Digital copies can be purchased for £1.50

The 2018 Edition

We're very proud to be able to offer for purchase the 2018 edition of the Sunderland Short Story Award, featuring 19 of the 20 shortlisted stories for the two categories of the award.


This edition features the following stories:

  • Under the Southern Cross by Sandra Arnold
  • Each of Us Drowning At Sea by Yvonne Battle-Felton
  • Bev's Hat by Pippa Gladhill
  • Jump by Jennifer Harvey
  • Set Fire To Me by Jess Hector
  • A Note Unsaid by Michael Holloway
  • Sweet Things by Alexandra Scarlett Mullen
  • Just Like Humans by Chris Sewart
  • No Man is an Island by Ashley Thorpe
  • Kaddish Yatom by Iona Adams
  • The Purge by Ebun Bello
  • Fossils by Alissa Bonnett
  • This World by Tamsyn Christie
  • Letters of Love by Maria Clark
  • The Wind Said Thank You by Olivia Hill
  • The Wedding Shroud by Ailsa Jones
  • In Memory of May by Rowan Maddock
  • Land Meets Sea by Grace Murray
  • The Big Bad Wolf by Grace Noakes


The Winners and Runners Up

A huge congratulation to all the shortlisted writers for this year's awards. We're proud to let you know that the results are as follows:

The Younger Category

  1. This World by Tamsyn Christie
  2. The Big Bad Wolf by Grace Noakes
  3. The Wind Said Thank You by Olivia Hill

The Adult Category

  1. Sweet Things by Alexandra Scarlett Mullen
  2. Under the Southern Cross by Sandra Arnold
  3. Jump by Jennifer Harvey