The shortlist is:
- The Magician's Daughter by Adam Beeson
- Chameleon by Vicky Meer
- The Birth And Death Of Daylight by Stephen Riley
- Excluded by Michael Stewart
- Left At The Angel by Jack Thorne
- Tin Man by Laurence Wilson
Both the Imison and the Tinniswood Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the British Academy in London on 21st October 2008.