Eleven Stories 2019 collects the shortlist from our first short fiction prize into a limited edition risograph booklet ready for your reading pleasure.
Only the best in contemporary experimental fiction…
Here’s what the magnificent Eley Williams and Claire-Louise Bennett have to say about our selection:
‘The 2019 entries revealed all the seething, the subtle and the searing possibilities of the short story — it was a pleasure and privilege to celebrate them all’ – Eley Williams
‘The 2019 Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize has once again produced a memorable collection of diverse, dynamic short stories. It was a joy to read’ – Claire-Louise Bennett
‘The 2019 Desperate Literature Prize has produced an incredibly impressive shortlist of stories. It’s an exciting, powerful and original selection. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.’ – Holly Faulks, Literary Agent at Greene & Heaton