October 2021 – shortlist and winners

It’s been an incredibly busy (and strange) few months at CA HQ, what with our flash anthology being published, the general holiday festivities, plus all the latest ups and downs with C19. But, we finally have our October 2021 Short Story competition shortlist and winners.

Congratulations to the following three winning entries:

1st: Flo AshbeeA Dried Rat

2nd: J D RevittGunpowder, Treachery and Sex

3rd: Peter HankinsSeeing Himself Out

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:

Rachel Beresford-Davies
John Biglands
Sue Buckingham
Amelia Coulon

Sheryl Gervais
Alan Kennedy
Sarah McPherson

Anthony O’Connor
Christine Smith

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!


Our Flash Fiction print anthology is available to buy now – exclusively from here on our website.