WINNING ENTRIES

SPRING 2022

Congratulations to the winners of our Spring competitions. Please click on the highlighted entries to read them. You can add a comment afterwards if you want to share your thoughts. 

If you like these entries look out for these and many others that will be appearing in our next anthology due out at the end of the month.

SHORT FICTION

WINNER

Show Me Where It Hurts   by Adam Lock

RUNNER-UP

Just a Few Seconds    by Isobel Copley

 THIRD PLACE

The Life It Once Held   by Marcelle Creak

FLASH FICTION

WINNER

The Proposal   by Anna Ross

RUNNER-UP

The Releasing   by Fiona Ritchie Walker

THIRD PLACE

Second-Best Husband   by Chris Cottom

POETRY

WINNER

Full Moon   by Junia Dia

RUNNER-UP

Counterpoint   by B.C. Burnett

THIRD PLACE

Jasmine  by Stephen Kingsnorth

 

WINTER 2021-22

SHORT FICTION

WINNER

GAMBLES AND BALANCES   by Bruce Harris

RUNNER-UP

All The Things You Aren’t   by Martin Phillips

THIRD PLACE

Sharp is the Thorn  by Rachel Bedding

FLASH FICTION

WINNER

PAREIDOLIA    by Rowan Evans

RUNNER-UP

Gap Year    by Emma J. Myatt

THIRD PLACE

Dissonance  by Darren Whitehouse

 

POETRY

WINNER

ENLIGHTENED CREATURES    by Rachel Swabey

RUNNER-UP

Moon/ Moon’s Reply   by Jeff Gallagher 

THIRD PLACE

After You Encounter Loss, You Realise  by Guilherme Levy Costa Cruz

AUTUMN 2021

SHORT FICTION

WINNER

Christmas Bizarre  by H.B. O’Neill

RUNNER-UP

John Henry’s Fiddle by Norman Thomson

THIRD PLACE

The Boot

by Chris Kok

FLASH FICTION

WINNER

Gavin’s Thing by Susannah Cherry

RUNNER-UP

Virginia Woolf’s Reflection by Frances Valdes

THIRD PLACE

Doomsayer

By R.F. Marazas

 

POETRY

WINNER

RAGNAROK by Abi Turner

RUNNER-UP

Hope by Jessica Bath

THIRD PLACE

The Black Sabbath of the Carbons

By Kathy Tierney