May 2021 – Flash shortlist and winners

After much reading, re-reading and deliberation by the judges, our May 21 flash fiction shortlist has been decided. It was a very dificult competition to judge this quarter, with some exceptional entries from both regular entrants and writers new to our competition.

But the decisions have finally been made, and we are delighted to publish the top two winning entries:

1st: Bernadette StottSoaking the Jars

2nd: Alison WassellThe Unsayable

Congratulations! Prize money will be with you soon, and your stories are published here on our website.

And well done to the following writers who made it onto the shortlist:

Kimberley Adams
Sharon Boyle
Steve Bridger

Letty Butler
Chris Cottom
James Hancock
Richard Hooton
Stephanie Horne
Simon Marchant
Fiona McKay
Peter Norbury
Tony Oswick
Edward Sergeant
Kerri L Simpson
Anne White

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 – next deadline is 31 July – THIS MONTH!

Enter our 500 word Flash Fiction Comptition. – next deadline 31 August. This will be the last quarter to include stories which will be considered for our upcoming print anthology, published this November.

Good luck!