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Stone Village

Can Xue

‘I knew the stones inside me were the same ones that were outside: they were colluding with each other.’

A story by Can Xue, translated from the Chinese by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping.


Oksana Vasyakina

‘Into the carrot-coloured bag, alongside my clothes, I put the box with Mama’s urn.’

An excerpt from Oksana Vasyakina’s Wound, translated from the Russian by Elina Alter.

A Simple Blueprint

Marta Orriols

‘We master cartography, yet despite everything, we go back and forth often in our lives, directionless.’

Fiction by Marta Orriols, translated by Samantha Mateo.

There Was a Farmer Had a Dog

Irene Solà

‘A twenty-five-kilo dog is too small to survive in the countryside.’

An extract from Irene Solà’s forthcoming novel, translated by Mara Faye Lethem.

The Tupperware Party

Montserrat Roig

‘We’re going to go crazy today, Merche exclaimed and then let out an electric shriek.’

Fiction by Montserrat Roig, translated by Julia Sanches.


Raül Garrigasait 

‘They both had their heads almost inside the carcass, which gave off a whiff of life and of death.’

Fiction by Raül Garrigasait, translated by Mara Faye Lethem.

My Work

Olga Ravn

‘When they placed the child on Anna’s breast after the birth, she felt nothing.’

Fiction by Olga Ravn, translated by Sophia Hersi Smith and Jennifer Russell.

The Nonce

Alison Rumfitt

‘He’ll be a goner soon; the cops will find him hanging in his loo.’

Fiction by Alison Rumfitt.


Kwame McPherson

Overall Winner 2023

‘I was alone and isolated. But I was not scared.’

Fiction by Kwame McPherson.

Fancy Little Spoon

hurmat kazmi

‘All sex is about letting go, I tell myself, and it is about time I do.’

Fiction by hurmat kazmi.

Mister, Mister

Guy Gunaratne

‘It was through the telly, Mister, that I learned how my Mothers saw themselves.’

An excerpt from Mister, Mister by Guy Gunaratne.

Oceans Away From My Homeland

Agnes Chew

‘At the entrance to the gynaecology clinic, I ring the bell.’

Fiction by Agnes Chew.

The Undertaker’s Apprentice

Hana Gammon

‘It was small and delicate and its song was simple but sweet – the perfect gift. The perfect offering.’

Fiction by Hana Gammon.

Lech, Prince and the Nice Things

Rue Baldry

‘I spend the afternoon scarifying ceilings. My neck and shoulders are killing me by the time I leave.’

Fiction by Rue Baldry.