From a record number of entries to the LoveReading Very Short Story Award (VSSA) 2022, our panel of five judges just met to deliberate, discuss and debate longlisted entries to decide this year’s shortlist. No easy feat, given that writers were asked to submit “exciting, stimulating, original and beautifully written stories that leave a powerful impression on the reader” - and all that within the confines of 600-1000 words.
With such a variety of genres, styles and themes covered by the longlisted stories, our judges also brought a variety of expertise to the table (huge thanks to them for their time and considered views).
Meet the 2022 judges
Liz Robinson - a passionate reader of all genres, Liz has been a LoveReading Editorial Expert since 2014. Find out more about Liz’s love of books here, and discover her popular Liz Picks book selections here.
You - as in previous years the LoveReading VSSA issues two winners - the Judges’ Award and the People’s Choice Award. So, now it’s over to you to vote for your favourite story from a shortlist of ten.
Head here to read the ten shortlisted stories and cast your vote for the People’s Choice winner - you have until 18th February 2022 to make your voice heard!
The winner of the People’s Choice Award and the Judges’ Award will be announced on 1st March 2022.