Two UEA writers have been shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, which is worth £5,000 to the winner and is judged by an international panel of writers, this year chaired by Sarah Hall. Sally Craythorne is nominated for ‘Goat’ and James Smart for ‘After the Fall’. Sally graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2004 and published her first novel How You See Me in 2015. She lives on a smallholding in Norfolk with her family and is currently writing her second novel. James (pictured) is a current student on the MFA in Creative Writing. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Glimmertrain, Reflex Fiction, Spelk, Friction, Spilling Ink and elsewhere. He is currently working on a novel.