The London Short Story Prize
Here at Tyler's publicity team we naturally assumed he'd be a bit rusty in the short form, having been out of the game for a few months, what with paternity leave, summer lazing, and his generally lackodaisacal approach to the craft. When he switched into 'writing mode' last week, upon the commencement of his Literature Wales bursary, we weren't holding our breath for immediate results. So we were pleasantly surprised, a few days later, when word filtered through that Tyler has been longlisted for this year's London Short Story Prize, sponsored by Spread the Word. Of course, the accolade isn't for a story he had instantly written, but for an entry he'd made over the summer. It seems Tyler hadn't been quite as slack as we assumed. The contest has a unique spin: longlisted authors are allowed to announce that they're in the running, but they have to keep the titles to themselves. Thus, we'll leave you to puzzle over which story might be Tyler's. The list is here, and the shortlist announcement is coming in a few weeks time - so fingers crossed Tyler's mystery piece makes the cut.