January 2021 – shortlist and winners

The shortlist and three winners of our Jan21 Short Story competition has been decided and announced.

Every single qualifying entry was read and studied [yes, we are still receiving some entries which go into the disqualified pile because they don’t follow all the rules of entry] and we’re delighted to publish the following placed entries:

1st: John BiglandsNight Terrors

2nd: Barbara Kuessner HughesThe Respite

3rd: Caroline DrewHigh Hopes On The Highway

Prize money is on its way to you, and your stories are published here on our website.

Well done to the following writers who made it to the shortlist:

Dianne Bown-Wilson
Anita Davie
Peter Hankins
John Holland
Richard Layton
Caitlin McAllister
Gwenda Major
L F Mills
Michael J Rush
Kerri Simpson
P J Stephenson

Both our writing competitions are open all year round with quarterly deadlines, so why not have a go and enter your work – we love to read and publish the best, both here on our site and in our annual print anthologies.

Enter our 1500 word Short Story Competition.

Enter our 500 word Flash Fiction Comptition.

Good luck!

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