April 2021 – shortlist and winners

Here it is: the shortlist and three winners of our April 2021 Short Story competition.

There was a fantastic range of stories this quarter, covering so many different themes, styles and genres. The judging was, as usual, very difficult, and the shortlist was probably closer than it has ever been.

However, we’re delighted to announce and publish the following three winning entries:

1st: Letty ButlerShindig

2nd: Rosie MorrisThrough The Rusting Gate

3rd: Chris CottomThe Counter

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:

Jan Barker
Dianne Bown-Wilson
Anil Classen
Ros Levenson

Val McGregor
L F Mills
Rachel Robbins

Gary Smillie
Hannah Sutherland

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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