Winter Short Story Competition

The results are announced here. A big thank-you to all who submitted their stories, we had a wonderfully varied selection from which to make our choices, and this variety is reflected in our winner and two runners-up.

What were we looking for? Great writing certainly, original stories of course, and also something obvious but that’s not often stated – we were looking for a good read. Like beauty, that can be in the eye of the beholder. We hope you’ll agree we found some great writing, certainly original ideas and yes, some good reads.

The difference between finalist and winner is very slim; the difference between making the short list and not can be equally slight, so don’t be discouraged if your story wasn’t chosen. We say this to writers every time we have a competition, but it’s true and worth remembering. Look out for our next call for submissions.