The Shortlist for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize.
Among the finalists for the £5,000 prize are Jaki McCarrick whose story The Visit won the Wasafari prize for new fiction, Rachel Trezise who has previously featured in the Orange Future List and won the inaugural Dylan Thomas Prize for her story collection Fresh Apples, and Bernie McGill who won theZoetrope: All Story Short Fiction contest in the US in 2008.
Also featuring in the list is multi-award winning poet John Burnside who also has a regular column in The New Statesman and contributes to newspapers and periodicals in the UK, Germany and Switzerland and David Rose whose story Flora appeared in The Best British Short Stories 2011.
The final list of nominated authors and short story collections competing for the prize are:
David Rose, Posthumous Stories (Salt)
Rachel Trezise, Cosmic Latte (Parthian)
Bernie McGill, Sleepwalkers (Whittrick Press)
Jaki McCarrick, The Scattering (Seren Books)
John Burnside, Something Like Happy (Jonathan Cape)