Lots more competitions lined up for 2021!
Our annual Six Word Competition will be open for entries on May 1st! Can you write an entire story in just six words? Sad, funny, mysterious…..just how creative can you be? Six Word Story Competition Rules
Our new Mini Saga Competition has now closed to entries and judging is now complete. We had a great response with 68 entries. Congratulations to winner: Sandy Vaughan with her entry London’s Last Truffle; 2nd place: EL Appleby with The Dinner Date; 3rd place: Lynne Birch with The Forage.
Also shortlisted were: Jeff Balcombe – Driving Miss, Daisy; Mary Fleming – Shipwrecked; Frances Gapper – Charity Begins; Elisabeth Kelly – Treasure Seekers; Sue Morgan – Her mother insisted on moving with no help from her and then…..; Electra Rhodes – Kindle – Or – Why an actual book…..; Brian Webster – Legs.
The 2021 Short Story Competition is now completed with a record number of entries – 142.
Note that because of the coronavirus situation there will be no prize-giving event in 2021.
The winner, 2nd and 3rd are announced below.
Click on the links to read these winning stories.
2021 Winner, shortlist and longlist:
Winner, 2nd and 3rd – see below:
Richard Hooton Regeneration (1st place)
Anita Goodfellow Handprints (2nd place)
Hazel Whitehead Home from Home (3rd place)
Paul Barnett The Real Fake News
Christine Cherry Sowing the Seeds
Frances Gapper George and Alice
Glenise Lee More Tears in Georgia
Linda Lewis The Missing Sherlock Holmes
Hilary Orme The Yellow Man
Sherri Turner The Postman’s Wife
Ali Bacon Visiting the Sick
Michelle Christophorou Lazarus Solutions
Peter Cotton Lady Jane
Maureen Cullen The Water of Life
Wendy Jones Flowers for Miss Havisham
Our two readers, Helen Yendall and Gillian Proops, had great fun and a great challenge deciding on a longlist of 15. Our judge, Simon Whaley, enjoyed his task too. Click on here to see what he had to say about his task as judge and about the top 3 stories. (Judge’s Report)