The Long(list) and the (soon to be) Short of It



Today is the first of many Big Days: the one where we announce our longlist for the second Keeping It Under Wraps anthology. We found something to love in every single submission, but inevitably we had to narrow them down. Over the next days, Alnaaze, Louise and I will talk through the longlist, argue for our favourites, make compromises for pagecount, and emerge with our finalised list of stories. After that, onto editing!

Longlisted authors

Adrian Slonacker

Adriana Kantcheva

Alnaaze Nathoo

Amy Bowers

Carey Cook

Chital Mehta

Christine Breede-Schecter

Daniel Preston

David Stromberg

Demona Ishimura

Desiree-Anne Martin

Dominique Semeria-Marchi

Elizabeth Reed

Emily Corak

Emily Lacika

Frauke Kasper

Hana M. Lin

Helen Aitchison

Iris Cross

J.L. Rose

Jennifer Furner

Jennifer Shannahan

Jessica Joe

Jessica Wang

Kate Paine

Laila Al Amine

Laura Matheson

Levi Rogers

Louise Bryant

Louise Vargas

Luz Maupin

Matt McGee

Meredith Wadley

Natasha Cabot

Pauline & Roger Bryant

Robin Lanehurst

Sally Quon

San Lin Tun Susi J. Smith

Tara Giroud

Tracy Hope

Yael Rosenstock Gonzalez


By Tracy