First Novel Prize 2022 Shortlist

We couldn’t be happier to announce this year’s shortlist.

Beyond The Black Gate by Mark Hudson
Denial by DL Florez
Hang The White Washing by Maya Wasowicz
One Month, Two Days by Scott Mackin
She’s In The Way by Rowena Miller 
The Fall Of The Bellwether by Chad Broughman
The Kitchen-Maid’s Confession by Jane Bitomsky
The Morgue Keeper by Ruyan Meng
The Sumerians by Emily Wilson
The Water House by Nneoma Ike-Njoku

Congratulations to this year’s shortlisted entrants!

Thank you to every novelist who has shared their work with us in 2022. Shortlisting inevitably means leaving a wealth of talent out of a selection of only ten entries. This year the process took slightly longer than in previous years and we are looking forward to announcing the winners of the First, Second and Third Prize on the 16th of September 2022.