HISSAC Highlands and Islands Short Story Association and Writing Competition

Short Story Long List 2015

As usual, we had a very good calibre of entrants this year, and is was extremely hard to whittle these down to a long list, but we've done it, and here it is.

The Short List will be posted at the end of September, and the winner announced on November 1st.

Many thanks to all our entrants.
It has been a pleasure to read your work.


Kathryn BurkeA Balkan Quartet
Rosaleen LynchBlackberries
Marilyn MessengerDeficit
John WhitehouseEight Woofers in the Trunk
Sara KhorasaniFaultlines
Kyle CuthbertHellidays
Naomi RossetterLetting Go
Sara KhorasaniMetamorphosis
Ruth GirmatsionOne Under
Barbara HendersonOnwards
Helena DaviesOut of Reach
Juliet HillParka Billy
Tristan MarajhSins of the Father
Tristan MarajhThe Complete works of Min-Ju Kim
Sally JubbThe Ebb Tide
Tom O'BrienThe Fall
Sophie HamptonThe Loneliness of Bees
Mike CorbettThe Players
Brindley H DennisThe Silence
Sandra CrookThe Wrecking Ball
Pamela HolmesWe battle for the Taj