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Short Story Prize


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AGRI ISMAÏL
‘Exhaustive portrait of Alan Ellis-Thompson, who murdered four children’

The GBP Short Story Prize 2018/19 is currently open to submissions. While it is, we’ll be revisiting last year’s fantastic longlist- and shortlistees, with links to their work.

Our sixth finalist, from the 2017/18 longlist of 10 authors, is Agri Ismail. 

AGRI ISMAÏL is a Kurdish author, based in Sweden. His work has previously appeared in The White Review, The Lifted Brow and Guernica, amongst other places. His piece ‘Haunted Home’ won the 2016 Stack award for best non-fiction for the magazine The Outpost and his piece ‘Drowning’ was a runner-up for the 2016 Lifted Brow & non/fictionLab Experimental Non-Fiction Prize.

Agri Ismaïl’s 2017/18 GBP Short Story Prize longlisted story, ‘Exhaustive portrait of Alan Ellis-Thompson, who murdered four children’, is available to read here.

You can read our three-question interview with Agri here

For the submissions portal and further information about this year’s prize, head here.