UEA Creative Writing student Claire Griffiths has been included on the shortlist for the 2014 Bristol Short Story Prize, which was announced today. Claire (pictured) is nominated for her story, ‘Tata and Mama and Me’. She graduated from the BA in American Literature with Creative Writing at UEA in 2007, and completed the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2009. She is currently completing her PhD in Creative & Critical Writing and teaches on the UEA undergraduate writing programme. The winner of the Bristol Short Story Prize will be announced in October and will receive £1,000. All twenty shortlisted stories will be published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 7. Another alumna of the UEA MA in Creative Writing, Joanne Hayden (2007), has been longlisted for the 2014 Raymond Carver Short Story contest for her story ‘Tapir’, while ‘Arsenal’, a new short story by Aifric Campbell, has been published in The Irish Times as part of ‘This Means War’, a summer series commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. Aifric graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2003 and the PhD in Creative & Critical Writing in 2007 and is the author of three novels, including ‘On The Floor’, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize in 2012.