Vocal Media Short Story Challenge: Doomsday Diary

My entry for this bizarrely constrained short story contest is online here. There is something repellently kitsch about a heart-shaped locket being forced into a story, but hopefully the dystopian air removes some of that. The real title should be ‘In Hell In Harwich’. It is online here.

Alexander Fiske-Harrison

Shortlisted for Le Prix Hemingway: The Short Story Award of Au Diable Vauvert in France

As I said in my last post about my other nomination in the Financial Times-Oxford Literary Festival, it is always nice to be listed and good luck to us all.

It is particularly impressive for this one that they wrote the nomination in English, as well as French and Spanish, given that I was the only writer in the language on the list. (I note that when I was previously a finalist for Le Prix Hemingwa –  and published in the annual collection of short stories by Au Diable Vauvert half a decade ago – they did not. Perhaps it is a Brexit thing.) Continue reading “Shortlisted for Le Prix Hemingway: The Short Story Award of Au Diable Vauvert in France”