Short Story Competition

This year’s judge is prize-winning novelist and creative writing tutor Samantha Harvey. The shortlist will be published at the end of June and winners will be announced at the prize-giving on Sunday July 12th.

We welcome entrants old and new – you have until May 31st to send your stories. The fee is £5 per entry.

To see a full list of the rules click here.

Click here to read a selection of last year’s short listed and winning entries.

Results from Previous Years

Overall Winners

First               Kerry Hood                     The Disappearance of Sailor Street

Second           Joy Clews                        Auntie Mary

Third              Christine MacFarlane   The Butterfly Collection

Highly commended

Ethan Chapman                                       Home is where we are

John Langan                                             The House they never bought

Susmita Bhattacharya                              Good Golly Miss Molly

Sophie Sellars                                            Macramé for Beginners

Local Winners

1   Kerry Hood                                            The Disappearance of Sailor Street

2   Christine MacFarlane                          The Butterfly Collection

Runners-up:

David Mathews                                          Water may be hot

Ethan Chapman                                        Home is where we are

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who took part!

The 2014 long list was as follows:

A Compassionate heartA Cushion on the road

A Kiss by the garden gate

A New suit

A Promise

All sewn up

Always coming home

Another place

Auntie Mary

Bad hair day

Blue bahari

Bringing baby home

Broken thing

Brotherly love

Downriver

Dumbfounded

Everything stops for tea

Face value

Fragments of me

Glass drunk dry

Golden Land

Good golly Miss Molly

He

Hear no evil, speak no evil

Home is where we are

Hula hoops were my downfall

I told him my name was Megan

In case of emergency

Indigo child

Jigsaw

Lake isle

Letter to a wolf

Macramé for beginners

Mr war with Dr Seuss

Mt Granddad the plant

Occult

Pamela Vasquez’ eyes

Rabnatt and the lost art of conversation

Ship in a bottle

Sometime late century a statesman descends

Sometimes it all gets too much

Sweet dreams

The Amber necklace

The Boy and the light

The Butterfly collection

The Disappearance of Sailor Street

The Engine

The Firebird

The Good fight

The Hand of glory

The House they never bought

The Sweetcorn man

The Wrong turning

Water may be hot

Water’s edge

Who loves ya, baby?

Wild Flowers

You are still breathing

 

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