Competition

We are delighted to announce the results of this year’s Short Story Competition:

First Prize: The Game Is Over When One Player Plays Their Last Tile by Dianne Bown-Wilson

Second Prize: Burning Bright by Shirley Golden

Third Prize: Brands of Escape by Heather Colley

The writers of all shortlisted and longlisted stories are now shown below. Congratulations to all of them and many thanks to everyone who entered this year, supporting Exeter Literary Festival during this strange year. We’ll be running the competition again next summer.

Shortlisted Stories and Writers

Brands of Escape by Heather Colley
Burning Bright by Shirley Golden
Echo November by Anny Kilbourne
Ice on the Mountain by Catherine Edmunds
Save The Last Wish For Me by Amanda Hobart
The Game Is Over When One Player Plays Their Last Tile by Dianne Bown-Wilson
The Stranger in my Living Room by Sam Szanto

Longlisted Stories and Writers

A Statue of Myself by Peter Hankins
Apple-Fall by Jason Jackson
Brands of Escape by Heather Colley
Burning Bright by Shirley Golden
Echo November by Anny Kilbourne
Essential Oils For Sleepless Nights by Denise Bays
Ice on the Mountain by Catherine Edmunds
Merrie by Jacqueline P Haskell
Post-op by Anne Filmer-Bennett
Save The Last Wish For Me by Amanda Hobart
Snow Blind by Nicole Fitton
The Game Is Over When One Person Plays Their Last Tile by Dianne Bown-Wilson
The Stranger In My Living Room by Sam Szanto
Vacation by Cat Wild
Worth Its Weight In Gold by Liz Anderson