Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses 2022 Longlist

By review

By review

Because the Republic of Consciousness Prize eligibility requirement is neither form or language but the size of the publisher, it is the only prize in the UK that pitches novels against collections of short stories, translated against English language fiction. This year is no different: four collections of short stories are up against six novels, and original languages include Indonesian, Arabic, Danish, Catalan, French.  

Each of the long-list presses will receive £500 towards their work producing literature of high merit.

Each of the short-listed presses will received £1500 (2/3rds to press; 1/3rd to writer), and as is now traditional, the winner or winners just get the glory.

The short-list will be announced at The States of Independence, a free book festival, hosted by De Montfort University’s Leicester Centre of Writing on the 26th of March 2022. 

Also on the list but not available from Bookshop Org just now but can be purchased direct from the publishers are -

Dar Arab for Five Days Untold by Badr Ahmad, translated by Christiaan James

Turas Press for In the Dark by Anamaria Crowe Serrano

Happy Stories, Mostly

Norman Erikson Pasaribu

£9.99 £9.49


The Song of Youth


£10.99 £10.44


Sterling Karat Gold

Isabel Waidner

£9.99 £9.49


Dark Neighbourhood

Vanessa Onwuemezi

£10.99 £10.44


Our Lady of the Nile

Scholastique Mukasonga

£9.99 £9.49


Somebody Loves You

Mona Arshi

£11.99 £11.39

The Beasts They Turned Away

Ryan Dennis

£9.99 £9.49

After the Sun

Jonas Eika

£12.99 £12.34

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