Short Story Competition – Results

The short story competition results were announced this evening on our live webinar link (apologies for the initial sound problems to those who tuned in).

Here are the final results.

The 15 shortlisted stories, who will feature in the 2020 anthology and receive a 30% discount on a retreat place are:

  • An Unremarkable Life by Lyndsay Lomax
  • A Contemplation of Rain and Ducks by Ruth Brandt
  • Summer Escape by Caroline Learmonth
  • The Old Man and the Grand Piano by Nick Hooper
  • 10Z by Catherine Aylmer
  • Holy Blue by Zahra Tagnac
  • Penn Station by Gwen Goodhew
  • Trousered by Paul Osborne
  • Admission by Richard Hooton
  • Be Careful of the People of the Lagoon by Kim Lane
  • Little Spider Feet by Michael Loveday
  • Vegan by James Andrew
  • The Barometer by Katie Mather
  • Natural Born Killers by Lucy Weldon
  • The Normative Eclipse of Rationality by Henry Aughterson

The 6 runner up stories that win a £15 cash prize along with a 30% discount on a retreat are:

  • Terry and Twirlies by Rob Nisbet
  • Last Chance by Gillian Robertson
  • The Delivery driver by Rachel Parsonage
  • Ghosts of the Sea by Elizabeth Raikes
  • Closure by Ann Abineri
  • A Quick Dip by Nick Elliott

The top prizes go to:

  • 1st place: Milk Without Honey by Philippa Kelly
  • 2nd place: Assassin for Hire by Karina Holm
  • 3rd place: Tin of Salmon by Chris Hyland

Well done to all of our winners. Thank you all very much for your support.