Friday Night Live long list announced!
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to the Friday Night Live competition as part of the Summer Festival of Writing. We had over 500 entries – the highest number we’ve ever had for this competition by far – and the quality of entries truly blew all our readers away.
We’re so pleased to announce the sixteen writers who have made it through to the live event finals, taking place on 31 July and 21 August.
If you don’t see your name below – don't feel too disheartened. As we’ll reveal in the live events, the judging was incredibly close. We’ll even read the names of the 48 entries that missed out by a whisker and share some exciting statistics on the submissions as a whole.
Congratulations to the Friday Night Live 2020 Longlist:
JULY LIVE EVENT
Rachael Dunlop – His Mother’s Son
Jane Carlton – Before
Paul Campbell - The Descent of Chloe Jackson
Wiz Wharton - Ghost Girl, Banana
Marian Smith - Answers to Absolutely Every Question
William Wittenberg - A Murder on the Border
Kat Hill - The Shieling
Carys Shannon - Truth Like Water
AUGUST LIVE EVENT
David Congreave - Moonshine
Nollaig Frost – The Mothers
Tamara Henriques - Love With Strings
Nicola Dahlin - Double Agents and Other Crap Ideas
Lucy Kilbey - Roads to Rome
Fiona Muxlow - Reasons Why Doris Wants To Kill Me
D.C. Smith - The Last Bird
Johanna Spiers - Social Death
Get your glad rags on for a black-tie celebration
We’re hoping to capture the truly unique atmosphere of the Friday Night Live events whilst we’re all distancing. This is a great opportunity to dress up in your best, open the tipple of your choice and celebrate other writers – as well as everything you’ve personally achieved so far, and what’s to come.
Share your pictures on Twitter using #SFoW and here on the Townhouse.
We’ll hear recorded readings from each of the longlisted writers and you’ll get the chance to vote for the three entries from each event that will go through to the live final on 4 September – the last day of the Festival.
Thank you again for your wonderful entries. We’re so excited to celebrate with you at the first event in two weeks!