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2021 Competition

Results of the 2021 Short Story Competition

 

We are delighted to announce the results of this year’s competition:

 

First prize: A Smoking Room by Ed Barnfield

Second prize: The Value in Continued Effort by Mike Murray

Third prize: Put Your Lips Together by Dianne Bown-Wilson

 

Once we have permission from the authors, we will publish the three winning stories here on the website. The full list of shortlisted and longlisted stories, together with their authors, are as follows:

 

Shortlisted stories

 

A Smoking Room by Ed Barnfield
Chai by Anil Classen
Deeper than Skin by Bryan Thomas
Lost in the Ethics by Lucy Welch
Put Your Lips Togethers by Dianne Bown-Wilson
The Value in Continued Effort by Mike Murray

 

Longlisted stories

 

1996 by Tracey-Anne Plater
A Smoking Room by Ed Barnfield
Chai by Anil Classen
Deeper than Skin by Bryan Thomas
Fatal Distraction by John Matthews
Fire and Ice by Ali Bacon
Lost in the Ethics by Lucy Welch
Put Your Lips Togethers by Dianne Bown-Wilson
Stories from Harbour View Residential Home by Hannah Connolly
Story Time by Paul Zealand
The Flame by Aneeta Sundararaj
The Value in Continued Effort by Mike Murray